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  1. When did you first want to become a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?

  2. Where all have you been a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?

  3. What do you like most about being a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? The least?

  4. Did any anyone tell you, you wouldn't or couldn't make it?

  5. (FOR FEMALES) Have you ever experienced any sexism or discrimination as a police officer/fire fighter/soldier, because you're female?

  6. How do you feel about females being police officers/fire fighters/soldiers?

  7. How does your family feel about your career?

  8. Have you read the book "Love My Rifle More Than You" by Kayla Williams? If yes, what'd you think about it? (If you want to research the author, go to Wikipedia. My class made her Wiki.)

  9. What shift are you on? Do you like it?

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I became a police officer in 00'


Just in Indiana


I enjoy helping others.  I have dedicated my life to serving


Yes my family was totally against me being an officer


I am happy with my career choice.  I do look for futher advancement though.  You can never learn to much


I work the 3-11 shift.  I enjoy it because it in my opinion is the busiest shift. 

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1.)  While I was in high school.


2.) Entire career...Fayette County Sheriff's Office, Fayetteville, GA.


3.) Being able to help others.  Working outside in the rain!


4.) I had plenty of support, always.


6.) I am twice divorced after a 19 year career, guess??  LOL!!


7.) No I have not.


8.) Days shift, 5A-6P, we rotate every 4 months.  Yes, I like days better after 19 years of rotating shifts.


Tom


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1. when I was 21 years old.


2. Denver PD and DEA


3. helping change people's lives for the better. Then the least is changing people's lives for the worst (jail/prison).


4. Yes...once in the police academy i heard of a female telling my friends that she thought I was the weakest candidate in the class and wouldn't make it. I sure made her look stupid.


5. not frmale


6. at first they were scared for me. Now, they see what I've achieved and they love it.


7. not read it.


8. I'm a narcocitcs agent, so i work all hours, shifts, days....no rest for the wicked.


 


Good Luck. 

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1.  I bercame an Officer in 1978 and a Sergeant in 1990, Retired in 2007


2.  New York City


3.  I enjoyed that each day was different and you lern new things everyday


4.  No


5.   N/A


6. They loved it.


7.  No


8.  I was on rotating ships, love midnights, because we own the night.


 


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1.  I first wanted to become a Police Officer when I was about 10.


2.  I was a Detention Deputy with the Cleveland County Sheriff's Department and am now a Police Officer with the University of Oklahoma Police Departement.


3.  Helping others and putting the bad guy away.  Working traffic accidents in the rain.


4.  No


5.  N/A


6.  They were scared at first but now accept that this is what I was called to do.


7.  No


8.  4-midnight.  I love it and the guys I work with.

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  1. When did you first want to become a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?

    I don't know exactly how old I was--I do know that I was very young--maybe 5 or 6.

  2. Where all have you been a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?

    Germany, Texas, Maryland, New York, Iraq.

  3. What do you like most about being a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? The least?

    Best job in the world--doing a needed job for society.  Certain sections of society don't appreciate or understand our role.

  4. Did any anyone tell you, you wouldn't or couldn't make it?

    No.

  5. (FOR FEMALES) Have you ever experienced any sexism or discrimination as a police officer/fire fighter/soldier, because you're female?

     

  6. How do you feel about females being police officers/fire fighters/soldiers?

    I have no qualms about them being in.  They can do the job just as well as anyone else.

  7. How does your family feel about your career?

    Supportive but they don't like deployments.

  8. Have you read the book "Love My Rifle More Than You" by Kayla Williams? If yes, what'd you think about it?

    No.

  9. What shift are you on? Do you like it?

    Day Night and Swing--unfortunately, it's 24/7 in the military.

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1.  First documented intention was when I was in third grade...


2.  Kittitas County Sheriff's Office  (all 18 years)


3.  I love my fellow brothers and sisters.  Hate having to deal with criminals....somebody has to do it...


4.  Nobody ever told me I couldn't do it.  However, lots of people say they could never do it...


5.  N/A.  I'm amazingly male...


6.  I love the sisters on the force.  All of them are very professional.  I have not problem with female officers as long and they are held to the same standards as the male officers...


7.  Most of the family are totally behind me and supportive.  They don't like the danger aspect of the job.  I just try to keep my trap closed around them about stuff like that.


8.  No.  What is it about?  Sounds sort of self-helpish...


9.  Nighshift...6a-6p.  Love working nighshift...

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1. Thoght about it back when I was a teenager and I watched the old cop show back in the 70's Starsky & Hutch.


2. Deputy for the Montgomery Co. S.O., Deputy for the Carroll Co S.O., and now a DUI Officer for the Greenwood P.D. in Greenwood , MS.


3. I enjoy helping people solve their problems when possible, getting the hardened criminals off the street, and getting the intoxicated drivers off the streets so they don't get hurt or hurt others. I least like the politics!


4. No


5. N/A


6. I have no problem with females being police officers as long as they can pull their own weight. I have worked with several female officers and most of them are great and I trust them to watch my back and I will watch theirs...and then there have been a couple who worried more about if they were going to break a nail than they were of taking care of business.


7. Took my wife a few years to get use to it but for the past six or seven years she has come to understand why I do what I do. The rest of my family have been great about it as well. Yes they do worry from time to time but they too understand my job.


8. Have not read the book.


9. I am the DUI Coordinator for my department so my off days are Sunday & Monday, I work 8 -5 Tuesday & Wednesday & 6pm - 2am or later Thursday - Saturday. Yes...I Love my job!

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1. I first wanted to become a police officer when I was about 8-10 years old.  My father was a police officer and so I've been around police stuff all of my life.  My Dad once told me, "No son you don't want to be a police officer...it will ruin you life"..I remember to this day saying, "Why daddy" and he replyed "because you'll never want to do anything else and he's right this has been a blast.


2. I have been an deputy for this same department since 1995 but before than got my original and first start in law enforcement after 8 years in the Air Force in our states prison system.  However, since leaving the state prison system in 1995 due to this job, I've managed to work my way up from working in our departments jail, into my current position of the departments Enforcement Division Backgrounds Investigator which I assumed that title in 2005.


3. What I find that I like most about my job and current position is the respect I get from not only the average citizens in our community but also the applicants I have the opportunity to meet and interview.  The thing I hate the least is that even though a person may be well qualified or suited for a position it's unfortunate that you just can't hire everybody even though you wish you could.  As a Backgrounds Investigator I really get to know these individuals and by the time I've run them over the coals so to speak I already feel that we're connected in some way and to not be in a position that i can just say okay you're hired is tough..I see alot of great individuals get turned away knowing that given the chance they would be one of those few that could and would make a difference ou there on the street.


4. I have never had anyone ever tell me that I could never make it as a Police Officer or anything else I wanted to do.  I've always had a very supportive family and friends base that have encouraged me every step of the way. 


5.  N/A


6. I feel personally that females are just as good as men when it comes to actual police work as a hole.  I've never had anything against women being in law enforcement.  Now, there have been a few times where I've thought to myself why didn't they send a male officer on that call instead of a woman but that's been in cases where a call maybe hasn't gone as expected and things just seemd to get out of hand faster than they maybe would have had a male officer been on the call but then again that may not be true either the call may have still gone bad.  If a call's going to go bad I don't think it really matters if it's a male or female offiner that shows up first and is in charge.  


7. As I've said earlier my family has always been supportive of my carrer paths taken.  I have recently married and though she dosen't really like the fact that I am a police officer because of the dnagers involved dosen't mean that she dosen't suuport me because she does.  However, like I said I'm more of an office cop now and not so much out there runing and gunning like I used to back when I was younger and a rookie.


8. I have never read the book of which you speak.  I will look at the book to see if is one I might enjoy and if so then maybe I will.


9. I woek Mon-Fri 8 to 4:30 (Business Office Hours).  I do like it becasue I like having a set schedule and being off on weekends when everyone else I know is.


Hope these answers helped you out some.  Good Luck on you r paper.  

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1.       Age 14 or 15 
 
2.       I spent five (5) years with the Havelock Police Department, Havelock, NC and fifteen (15) years with the Craven County Sheriff’s Office, New Bern, NC. 
 
3.       Helping people. An officer encounters people from all walks of life. I often tell my non-law enforcement friends that I have a front row seat in life. 
 
4.       No. I received nothing but encouragement (other than “you know it’s a dangerous job”).  
 
5.       I think female officers are just as capable as male officers (police, fire, or military). I have witnessed many female and male officers go above and beyond the call of duty. I also think there are a number of female and male officers that truly need to look for another profession. 
 
6.       My family has been extremely supportive of my career. 
 
7.       No. (I researched the book and it sounds interesting; sounds like a must read.)
 
8.       In my present assignment (policy and procedure development), I work days. However, during my street patrol days, I always liked the 4P to 2A shift. 

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logana1 says ...




  1. When did you first want to become a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?

  2. Where all have you been a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?

  3. What do you like most about being a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? The least?

  4. Did any anyone tell you, you wouldn't or couldn't make it?

  5. (FOR FEMALES) Have you ever experienced any sexism or discrimination as a police officer/fire fighter/soldier, because you're female?

  6. How do you feel about females being police officers/fire fighters/soldiers?

  7. How does your family feel about your career?

  8. Have you read the book "Love My Rifle More Than You" by Kayla Williams? If yes, what'd you think about it?

  9. What shift are you on? Do you like it?



I was born into it, father and grandfather all worked for same department.


This is the only department I have worked at.


Solving the hard cases.


No.


I think we need female officers.. They are an intergral part of this department although we can't retain them.


No.


I have worked all shifts, mostly 3-11.  Currently work 8-5 as a supervisor.


"Stupid oughta hurt"

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logana1 says ...




  1. When did you first want to become a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?

  2. Where all have you been a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?

  3. What do you like most about being a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? The least?

  4. Did any anyone tell you, you wouldn't or couldn't make it?

  5. (FOR FEMALES) Have you ever experienced any sexism or discrimination as a police officer/fire fighter/soldier, because you're female?

  6. How do you feel about females being police officers/fire fighters/soldiers?

  7. How does your family feel about your career?

  8. Have you read the book "Love My Rifle More Than You" by Kayla Williams? If yes, what'd you think about it? (If you want to research the author, go to Wikipedia. My class made her Wiki.)

  9. What shift are you on? Do you like it?



1. Dreamt of being both a Soldier and a cop as a child.


2. Been to 16 different countries as a Soldier.


3. I love my police gig because I just love the work, cannot really describe it.  As for a Soldier, love combat.


4. No one ever told me i could not be either.


6. No problem with female police officers, but Im VERY against mixing genders in the military. Men and only men should be in combat arms and combat arms units.


7. They worry about both


8.no


9. deep nights, and i never want to be day hours

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I was a firefighter at 18 and became a Deputy at 21. I wanted to be both since I can remember. Always wanted to help people.


 


 


Polk County


Helping people that need it and catching the criminals; lights and sirens and my partner make it worth while too. The least are the criminals reporting being victimized; the recurring victims who constantly allow themselves to be victims.

 


No.


They are good people to have, because they can, at times, defuse a situation better or differently than men can. They are an asset (no pun intended).


They are worried, but let me do my job. 

 


I took a quick look at the synopsis, think it would be interesting to read.

 


I am on days, I like both days and nights. My shift now is a good shift and I have no worries about them. However, nights is where most of the action is.


 

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Sorry I won't be of much help here Logana1...


1. I wanted to get into law enforcement at a very young age around 6 or 7.


2. Not being an officer due to health issues I haven't served anywhere as an official officer. But I have helped local law enforcement on various occasions. I many of the area's in which I have lived in 1 compacity or another.


3. I like being a positive rolemodel for my children and my community and helping folks in need when I can. What I like the least is the judgement I have recieved by some in my own family, when it comes to my choices involving them and law. I have brought in my own relatives when they were fowl of the law.


4. Most of my family said I couldn't make it as a cop or private investigator.


6. I feel personally that women in the work force such as military, police and such are a great asset. Some folks are more comfortable talking to a woman officer vs a male. And if their capable of performing the duties that the job calls for more power to them. It's not the stone ages anymore.


7. See above...lol


8. I haven't read it


9. Since i'm not in a official position with any paticular agency, I just help out when ever or how ever I can .

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1. As a child when we played cops and robbers, I always played the cop. Serious thought about it in college when I was on the Honor Court and Executive Committee my senior year.


2. Roanoke City PD, VA; Hanover County Sheriffs, VA; US Secret Service


3.  The most:: look great in uniform, love csi,: photography, finding evidence and processing it.   The least: the hours, fustratonin with the court system


4. No


5. n/a


6. Great, different point of view on subjects, able to relate to other females in violent situations. I believe females should serve equally in all jobs.


7. Mixed


8. No


9. Evenings and mids, yes....when its busy

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1. Had always considered it, but made up my mind in college. Chose LE instead of going into the military.

2. Intern w/Montgomery County PD in MD, 7 yrs w/Pinal County SO in AZ and 2 yrs now with Apex PD in NC.

3. (+)The variety of the nature of calls and interaction with both the "good guys" and "bad guys."
(-)Working the morning hrs after 3 am.....that & my back is now starting to hurt alot now from the belt.

4. Never. And whenever someone says that it just makes me want to prove I can do it.

5. N/A

6. Definately enjoy having female co-workers. Have worked with both good and those who could improve....alot. But that applies to both male and female.

7. Have always been fully supported.

8. Have not read it.

9. I work the modified Dupont. Wed/Thurs, Mon/Tues, Fri-Sun. 12 hr shift 6-6. We flip flop days and nights every 2 weeks. Def takes getting used to. LONG shifts.

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  1. When did you first want to become a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?
    I was the first civilian hired to type police reports off the dictaphone system.  As I would type the reports I would think about what I would have done had I been there.  I love a challenge and an unpredictable day.

  2. Where all have you been a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?
    My entire career has been at the Sheriff's Office where I am now employed.

  3. What do you like most about being a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? The least?
    There are so many great things about my job.  When someone's house is broken into and the burglar has taken something sentimental to the victim it is such a great feeling to be able to return it to them.  I enjoy putting the pieces of the puzzle together and locating stolen property or the person who is using the victim's identity.  I know at the end of the day I've done something that truly matters.  What I like least about my job is knowing there are people in this field who complain about having to take a report or work on a case.  I wonder why these people got into law enforcement. 

  4. Did any anyone tell you, you wouldn't or couldn't make it?
    No.  My parents worried about me but they are better now.

  5. (FOR FEMALES) Have you ever experienced any sexism or discrimination as a police officer/fire fighter/soldier, because you're female? That is a little difficult to answer.  As far as my Sheriff and supervisors they respect me and the work I do.  I have encountered a few incidents where being female was brought up, but I won't go into that.  I have also experienced some crazy reactions from people in the public.  When someone sees a female with a gun strapped to her hip she is going to get a second look.  Especially if she's a feminine female.  Regardless of whether it's a citizen or someone I work with I would never allow someone to be disrespectful.  The other female I work with and I have a lot of fun with it. :)

     

  6. How do you feel about females being police officers/fire fighters/soldiers?
    As a female I know we have a lot to contribute to our field. 

  7. How does your family feel about your career?
    My husband is also a peace officer.  My parents and other family members are proud of me.

  8. Have you read the book "Love My Rifle More Than You" by Kayla Williams? If yes, what'd you think about it? (If you want to research the author, go to Wikipedia. My class made her Wiki.)
    No

  9. What shift are you on? Do you like it?
    I'm a detective so I work Monday-Friday with weekends and holidays off.  My husband is the CID Sgt at his agency and he works Monday-Thursday with weekends and holidays off.

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I don't know if this will help. I worked with a few women, and thought that they were better at handling some situations  than men. Since my career consisted of US Marine Corps (Infantry- No women allowed) and DEA ( where I think it was very difficult to be accepted by some male agents who considered narcotics as the good ole boy network).


However, given that, i think that LE has become much  more acceptable of female LE than in my day. (1980s). I think they make great undercover agents. When I went through the DEA Acedemy in Quantico there were only three female canidates out of fifty basic agents. One was dropped for firearms, they other two graduated (they were former TFO Agents that had college degrees). Six males were dropped for acedemics and PT. 


The FBI Academy ( inwhich we shared the building with before DEA build their own Academy) had about 1/3 female canidates. We counldn't wait to get tot the "board room" bar area at the FBI Academy where we all drank beer and discussed things like the new 10mm round the FBI was considering back in day.

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1.  10 years old      policeman


2.  In Ohio  for:  A township PD,  A village PD,  A City PD,   and now an Airport Authority PD


3.   Like the most: general patrol, traffic enforcement, crash investigation, helping people


      Dislike :  Domestics and Dead bodies, Dead kids


4.  NO


5. N/A


6. Mixed feelings :  sometimes good  sometimes bad,  depends on the person


7.  Both of my parents were very proud of me.


8.  No


9.  I have worked them all.  Currently on 2nd shift (no life), it's OK,see the wife on Sun/Mon my days off.   day shift is best (hours), then thirds (nights) no brass to deal with, otherwise only contact is mostly with idiots and 99% of them go to jail. Each has good and bad points.

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When did you first want to become a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?  Soldier Age 5.  Police Officer Age 23


Where all have you been a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?  Soldier...all over.  Police Officer...3 different departments all in Indiana.  County, Local and Federal.


What do you like most about being a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?   Helping people,  making things right, military structure, never knowing what's next...


The least?  Politics


Did any anyone tell you, you wouldn't or couldn't make it?  No.


(FOR FEMALES) Have you ever experienced any sexism or discrimination as a police officer/fire fighter/soldier, because you're female?  N/A


How do you feel about females being police officers/fire fighters/soldiers?  No issues here; provide balance, different perspectives.    


How does your family feel about your career?  The whole family is in one line of social work or another.  1 Sister is a Probation Officer, 1 Sister is an RN and a Teacher and my little brother is a Guidance Counselor working on his Doctorate.  Parents wish I would go into something safer so they don't ask anything about what I doHave you read the book "Love My Rifle More Than You" by Kayla Williams?  No...sounds interesting.


If yes, what'd you think about it? (If you want to research the author, go to Wikipedia. My class made her Wiki.)


What shift are you on? 2nd but have worked all 3 main shifts as well as split tactical shifts.


Do you like it?  It's ok...2nd shift goes fast but doesn't allow for much of a life outside of work...everyone is different.  Some of the officers love 2nd...I like going to bed early and getting up early.  You could write a paper just on the differences in shifts in the Law Enforcement world.


I apologize for my choppy answers but it was a long shift and I am ready for bed.  I wish you well and if there are any questions you would like answered in more detail or from a different angle please let me know and I will gladly provide same.  Wishing you the best. ~ John


Always Vigilant ~ John

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  1. When did you first want to become a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?   When I was about 5 years old.   I started in 1984 at the age of 18.    In 1980 I became a Law Enforcement Explorer. 

     

  2. Where all have you been a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?    all in North Dakota. 

     

  3. What do you like most about being a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?  The occaisions where I can really make a difference and/or positively impact someones life or be able to make something better for someone.    The least?  Death notifications.   The disliked the first one, the last one and  I know the next  will not be good either. 

     

  4. Did any anyone tell you, you wouldn't or couldn't make it?    Yes

     

  5. (FOR FEMALES) Have you ever experienced any sexism or discrimination as a police officer/fire fighter/soldier, because you're female?  n/a

     

  6. How do you feel about females being police officers/fire fighters/soldiers?    I openly welcome females.   Female officers have been around my entire career.   There are some female officers that are better than others, but it's not any different than their male counterparts. 

     

  7. How does your family feel about your career?  I'm divorced.   My grown step kids (which are the same as my kids) are all supportive and always have been supportive of my career.   My grandkids don't seem to mind the idea that their grandfather is a cop. 

     

  8. Have you read the book "Love My Rifle More Than You" by Kayla Williams? If yes, what'd you think about it? (If you want to research the author, go to Wikipedia. My class made her Wiki.)  I don't read much. 

     

  9. What shift are you on? Do you like it?    we rotate, however have worked a lot of nights lately.   I like nights the best. 

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1.       When did you first want to become a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? When I was six or seven years old I went and visited my uncle at the Sheriff’s Office (he was a deputy). Been cursed ever since.
2.       Where all have you been a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? Corpus Christi, Tx and Port Lavaca, Tx
3.       What do you like most about being a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? Being in the field. The day to day contact with people. Was in investigations. BORING! The least? Administrative B.S.
4.       Did any anyone tell you, you wouldn't or couldn't make it? No, but a lot were surprised I chose this field.
5.       (FOR FEMALES) Have you ever experienced any sexism or discrimination as a police officer/fire fighter/soldier, because you're female?
6.       How do you feel about females being police officers/fire fighters/soldiers? I actually did a research paper in college about this topic. I know it is hard for women in this field. I have seen many try to overcompensate for their small stature and I have seen many male officers overprotective of female officers. I feel if they are going to do the job and get the same pay then be ready to take the same heat. I have seen women I would rather have as a partner compared to some men.
7.       How does your family feel about your career? I think all are proud. My daughter says she wishes I would do something else. She is afraid I might get hurt. I have been divorced twice now.
8.       Have you read the book "Love My Rifle More Than You" by Kayla Williams? If yes, what'd you think about it? (If you want to research the author, go to Wikipedia. My class made her Wiki.)
9.       What shift are you on? Do you like it? Currently on nights. It is good. We rotate every twenty-eight days.

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1.  I've always wanted to be a Police Officer.  I first wanted to be a Game Warden, Department of Natrual Resources Officer.  I discovered that it was very political and it feel down to who you know than what you know.  I actually went through two interviews, but I didn't fit in with thier quota requirements.   I first started back in 1997.


2.  1st assignment was a small town of Blackville, SC as a Reserve Police Officer.  1 yr service.  2nd assignment was at Holly Hill, SC.  I was there for 4 yrs.  I went from a slick sleeve pvt to Cpl and Assistant Training Officer.  3rd assignment is here a Beaufort, SC.  I have been here for 7 yrs and currently a Cpl and assistant shift supervisor.


3.  Interaction with the public good and bad.  I like being able to feel that I accomplished something at the end of the shift, whether it is stopping that speeding car or putting a perp in jail for some crime they committed.  I really love helping people and assisting them where I can.  Least:  The politics that come with the job.  Nasty crime scenes, disgusting people and hurt victims come with the job and can be a test, but by far is the politics........that alone can bring out the worst in people and cause the most damage to a department or agency.


4.  I was told that severa times in the beginning of my career and when I was going to school.  My father told me that, some family members and my former friends.  My father turned full circle seeing me in my uniform.  He was very proud and still to this day braggs on me and my success.  I really think he was afraid I was going to get hurt or something.  My other family members said it because they knew I knew thier dirt and the same as my friends.  Most of my friends and family thought I would get them out of situations, but as one of my uncles found out......I have a job to do.  Most of them came around and those who didn't, I still have no contact with them.


5.  N/A


6.  I think female officers are great.   I have found out that then can get more information at certain calls and build a better rapport with certain victims.  I have seen where a female officer's voice calm down excited person's to a level where they could be dealt with.  A female officer is a great asset to any agency.  I have found as a supervisor and fellow officer, that some female officers are better to work with and make great partners on the street.  


7.  My kids think it is the best thing since sliced bread.  I have two that are still in elementry school and they always want me to come to ther classrooms...especialy at "Career Day".  My wife has had a hard time with it over the years.  The overtime, mandatory work assignments, working the holidays, call outs during family time and the general public.  There is a reason why LE has the highest divorce rate in the various professional sectors.  


8.  N/A


9.  Currently I am on a two week rotation.  We work two weeks of days and two weeks of nights.  When I first started we worked a weird rotation where we rotated every shift from days to nights.  It was very confusing and to me was a disservice to our citizens.  I like the the rotation we work now.  Days tend to be full of nonsense and politics.  Nights is where the fun is, but it too can become cumbersome, so I really like the mix up.

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  1. When did you first want to become a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? When I was about 14 or 15 years old.

     

  2. Where all have you been a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, MT. Broadwater Co. Sheriff's in Townsend, MT. And  Powell Co. Sheriff's Office in Deer Lodge, MT.

     

  3. What do you like most about being a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? I love the excitement on not knowing what's doing to happen from day to day and always learning and seeing something new. And I love getting to help people. The least? Is trying to always keep a positive attitude, and not become hard and bitter with everything we see and deal with from day to day.

     

  4. Did any anyone tell you, you wouldn't or couldn't make it? Oh I still get that alot, but it makes me try even harder, so it's all good. But most of my family has ALWAYS been very supportive...

     

  5. (FOR FEMALES) Have you ever experienced any sexism or discrimination as a police officer/fire fighter/soldier, because you're female? Absolutely, if you want to make it in this field as a female you really have to prove yourself and you have to be tough, there are alot of females that come in trying to use the female card, and they sleep their way around to get what they want, and all that bull... I've been hit on and sexually harassed more times than I can count by my male co-workers. And I've also been told I can't do something because I was a girl, or treated differently because I was a girl. I just work even harder, and I stand my groud, and prove myself, and now in my department, I'm one of the few girls that the guys treat and trusted as one of the boys.

     

  6. How do you feel about females being police officers/fire fighters/soldiers? If they can do the job, all power to them, but if they only want to pick out and do parts of the job, and they wanna play the female card, and they wanna sleep around and make the rest of us girls look bad, then they need to kick rocks... And yes we do have alot of things to bring to the table that the men can't, whether they like to admit it or not sometimes.... They can't do the job without us.

     

  7. How does your family feel about your career? They worry about me sometimes, but they are all extremely proud of me.

     

  8. Have you read the book "Love My Rifle More Than You" by Kayla Williams? If yes, what'd you think about it? (If you want to research the author, go to Wikipedia. My class made her Wiki.)  No I have not read it.

     

  9. What shift are you on? Do you like it? I work 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Thurs with all Holidays off... You can't ask for a better Shift!

     


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  1. When did you first want to become a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?  My dad and my grandfather were police officers, so I guess you could say it runs in the bloodline.

     

     

  2. Where all have you been a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? Just in Montgomery.

     

     

  3. What do you like most about being a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? I like the fast pace, the adrenaline rush you get at times, and I like the fact that you don't ever have a clue what that radio will bring you in the next minute.


     

     

  4. Did any anyone tell you, you wouldn't or couldn't make it? No, everyone was very supportive. (It took some convincing at first for my mother)

     

     

  5. (FOR FEMALES) Have you ever experienced any sexism or discrimination as a police officer/fire fighter/soldier, because you're female?  

     

  6. How do you feel about females being police officers/fire fighters/soldiers? I don't have a problem with it. I believe some females can do the job better than some males.

     

     

  7. How does your family feel about your career? They worry at times, but that is to be expectet. All and all they support me 100% 

     

  8. Have you read the book "Love My Rifle More Than You" by Kayla Williams? If yes, what'd you think about it? (If you want to research the author, go to Wikipedia. My class made her Wiki.)  No I have not read it.


     

     

  9. What shift are you on? Do you like it? I work 3rd shift, K-9.  2100-0600 Hours. I enjoy every minute of it there is usually always something to do.

     

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  1. When did you first want to become a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? I wanted to to become a police officer in the third grade, but I decided to take the military route first.

     

  2. Where all have you been a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? As a soldier I have been all over, as a police officer in the Richmond, VA area.

     

  3. What do you like most about being a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? The least?  Never knowing what could happen next.

     

  4. Did any anyone tell you, you wouldn't or couldn't make it?  Lots of people did, but I have proved them all wrong.

     

  5. (FOR FEMALES) Have you ever experienced any sexism or discrimination as a police officer/fire fighter/soldier, because you're female?

     

  6. How do you feel about females being police officers/fire fighters/soldiers? I am fine with it, I have seen some females out perform some of the males in several of the units I have been in.

     

  7. How does your family feel about your career? At first they were against it, but once they saw I enjoyed this way of life they have accepted it.

     

  8. Have you read the book "Love My Rifle More Than You" by Kayla Williams? If yes, what'd you think about it? (If you want to research the author, go to Wikipedia. My class made her Wiki.)   I have not read this book.

     

  9. What shift are you on? Do you like it? Midnight shift (1930-0700), and I love every minute of it.

     

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  1. When did you first want to become a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?   i join the army while i was in college did 8 years then as a joke filled out a app. for the muskogee county sheriffs reserve they hired me did a year with them then sheriff put me to work full time for 5 years the the d.a. hired me for the drug task force for 10 1/2 years till new d.a. came in that didnt beleive in arresting dopers and closed the task force

     

  2. Where all have you been a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? see above

     

  3. What do you like most about being a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? The least?  it was something that i was good at that i enjoyed dueing the least was the politics its b.s.

     

  4. Did any anyone tell you, you wouldn't or couldn't make it? yep

     

  5. (FOR FEMALES) Have you ever experienced any sexism or discrimination as a police officer/fire fighter/soldier, because you're female?

     

  6. How do you feel about females being police officers/fire fighters/soldiers? ive never had a problem with it as long as its something they truely want to do

     

  7. How does your family feel about your career? they hated it 4 divorces in 16 years at it

     

  8. Have you read the book "Love My Rifle More Than You" by Kayla Williams? If yes, what'd you think about it? (If you want to research the author, go to Wikipedia. My class made her Wiki.)

    nope

  9. What shift are you on? Do you like it?

    worked drugs so all shifts

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1. I joined the S.O. in 1984


2. Harris County Sheriff's Office, Austin County S. O., Waller County Pct. 2 Constables Dept, and Caldwell P. D. all in Texas


3. Best - serving the public,   Least - serving the public, because they do not appreciate what we do.


4. No


5. N/A


6. I'm all for it. They can do the job just as well as a man.


7. My family is supportive.


8. No


9. Nights and I love it...always been a night owl.

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  1. When did you first want to become a police officer/fire fighter/soldier?  In high school I was always fascinated with police/guns, I always wanted to know what was going on.  I didn't realize I wanted to be an officer until I worked with my husband in our business together and decided I needed my own career. Being an officer was the only thing I could think of that I WANTED to do.  My friends all asked me what took so long for me to do it (apparently they knew I would do this before I did).


  2. Where all have you been a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? Same department for 11 years, Bentonville AR


  3. What do you like most about being a police officer/fire fighter/soldier? The least?  MOST: Knowing what REALLY goes on in the world. Being part of an elite family.  Being that person that can help someone who cannot help themselves.  LEAST: Rotating shifts.  Because I know what REALLY goes on in the world, my daughter resents my "overprotectiveness" and it is effecting our relationship.  When there is a bump in the night, my husband wakes me to go check it out ("your the one with the gun!").


  4. Did any anyone tell you, you wouldn't or couldn't make it? No. If they had, it would have only fueled the fire.


  5. (FOR FEMALES) Have you ever experienced any sexism or discrimination as a police officer/fire fighter/soldier, because you're female? Yes


  6. How do you feel about females being police officers/fire fighters/soldiers? I am one; however, I don't want other females doing this job if think they don't have to do the same work, as good or better than their male counter part.  It gives us all a bad name.


  7. How does your family feel about your career? My grandmother was the only one that support my decision from the beginning.  The rest have followed but it took them a while.


  8. Have you read the book "Love My Rifle More Than You" by Kayla Williams? If yes, what'd you think about it? (If you want to research the author, go to Wikipedia. My class made her Wiki.) Have not read it.


  9. What shift are you on? Do you like it? Right now I work 0600-1400, but in two weeks I will be working 1400-2200, and in 8 weeks I will be working 2200-0600, and so on and so forth, every 8 weeks.  I like each shift for different reasons.  I have noticed that the midnight shift is getting harder to adjust to the older I get.


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