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Do cops enjoy their job, or just for living?

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Limo-cruiser_max50

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My lifetime passion was to be a cop and still want to and i will when the chance comes... I always thought of the police job as fanatastic, do u guys enjoy ur job? is it really interesting or it is stressful, hectic and boring?


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I definitely enjoy my job and it's everything you mention and more. Interesting? After a while it's more commical than interesting. The things you see people do are unamaginable. Stessfull? Sometimes, but you either get use to it, turn into an extremely grumpy negative person or quit. Hectic? Depends where you work. Some days you're thanking god you have a job like this and the next day you find yourself saying, "they don't pay me enough to put up with this..."

In the end, it changes your perception of life. You don't see the innocence in people as easy and you wound up not trusting anybody. The connection you get with your fellow officers is priceless though. For instance, I don't know any officer on this site personally and when we start talking, it's like we've know each other all our lives. (Weird but true) I would campare this job to most things that are addictive. Once you get your "horse-legs" under ya, you don't want to do anything else.... You will definitely find out why they call it a Police Culture...good luck to ya...

Ashley_max50

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I also enjoy my job. Like any profession, there are things that I don't agree with, and/or people that I clash with. However, I absolutely love the long hours, the adrenaline rush, the training, and the ability to make a difference in a few lives. (whether that's taking someone off the street, or helping a victim)

Being an officer has changed my views on life and humanity and that is both good and bad. I was introduced to how the world really works and have seen the best and worst of people. However, I wouldn't trade those experiences in for anything.

Limo-cruiser_max50

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thanks guys....... this made more excited to be a cop.. :D i wanted to be a cop since i was a child.. my first love was a fictional character who happened to be an Intelligence officer ... i'm waiting for the right moment to be a cop... i hope it will be sooooooooooooon ... :)


Problems are gifts to make u stronger and wiser..

Life is hard when u resist it..

Submit to God and gain peace of mind...

Th_zstate20police_max50

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I love my job!! I never have to worry about saying, "man, I dont feel like going to work today". It's true that every day is the same, but every day is so different too. What Jason62 said is exactly right. This job is fun, exciting, boring, mundane, hectic, stressful...but overall very enjoyable. It's not a job, it's a carreer. Once you've been doing it long enough, it becomes a lifestyle.

A couple of negative things do come to mind though. Long hours. You never know when you'll get that major call right at the end of your shift. 12+ hours is not uncommon. Another thing is that you find yourself not fitting in with some of the friends you used to have. But the new friends you make are wonderful.

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I LOVE MY JOB. There comes a time where you simply can't imagine doing anything else with your life. You're not in the job... the job is in you!

Ken__bike_patrol_max50

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Tat2 said it well . I've been doing this 23 yrs, and I still love it (of course, I'm still on the street and not admin, thank God). You see stuff you couldn't make up if you tried. Every day is a new surprise, and you never know what you'll be talking about when the day's over. However, you won't fit in with "normal" people for long! Don't ever lose your sense of humor, or you'll go insane....

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Hey guys...new here. Well basically being on patrol has completely changed my outlook on life. I love my job!! It has made me more level-headed than I already was and has really helped me appreciate my family and just life in general even more.

The long hours are tough sometimes, but our Lt. keeps us well-stocked with Starbucks in the squad room. :)

Thin_blue_line_max50

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I love it!!!! I CAN'T see myself doing anything else..

Sniper_kitten_max50

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What was written is now gone...POOF!

Badge2_max50

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LOVE IT wouldnt do anything else. I think once you get taste of the job you cant get enough

Psd_fox_max50

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This is the first job I have ever had where I actually look forward to going to in everyday. NOTHING is the same. Everyday has it's own adventures. Some of them will scare the crap out of you, others will make you laugh your butt off!

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I just retried after 31-years-and-change. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times… Honestly, it was! It was the highpoint of my life and I don’t miss it at all at the same time. The everyday stuff was killing me but if the sgt. said that he had a problem I was all over it. I didn’t care about the long hours or the dirt or the smell when we were doing something important.

And I worked with some of the greatest people that I could ever hope to associate with. That’s what made it all worth it.

Oh, met my wife there, too. We were both career deputies, no hope of advancement but with nothing to lose either.

Limo-cruiser_max50

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i really loved ur posting rainy, that's what i wanted to hear about this amazing job.. i'm sorry for the injury, i understand when someone has to leave his beloved area, i had been injured from heavy bodybuilding and stayed off the weights for more than 3 years!!!!


Problems are gifts to make u stronger and wiser..

Life is hard when u resist it..

Submit to God and gain peace of mind...

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FreeMiss,
Do you still lift now? I powerlift in meets about 4-5 times a year. So far this year, I am doing well, nothing lower than a third place finish. The 198lb Open class is tough with some of these guys throwing up massive weight.

To answer your question, I get paid to play with a dog all day...what is better than that!!!

Shedevil2_max50

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tat hit it on the head and believe it or not when i'm not the one driving i get car sick.........


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1979_max50

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Gone pretty much hit the nail on the head. You have very mixed emotions while you are working depending on what happened during the last shift or is happening at the moment. I have some of the most wild memories that you can imagine and suffer from depression now that I am no longer able to be a cop due to injuries I received in the line of duty. Still, I would not have changed anything, except maybe I would have let that last violator go, LOL! It is the best job in the world.

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You are kidding, right? Even firemen, on average, make more money than cops. There is no amount of money worth seeing a dead baby or beaten child. You don't choose this work, it chooses you. And I agree, this IS the best job in the world.

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I haven't been able to get certified or on the road, but i can say...this is one of the most unpredictable...rollercoaster careers you could ever walk into....i sit at a dispatch desk for hours on end just hoping that the phone won't ring. LOL.
i have nights where i sit and pray it will slow down.
Despite the pay scale, i have been engulfed in the job...the culture...and the family atmosphere of my department. i know that someday down the road, i will come to work with complete content that it will be a crazy day.....thats life in the department.

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I have been doing my dream for 8yrs now. Do I like it now, well, it's not what it was when I was the only Deputy in Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Even to this date, I say I took care of that county with little or no help. And done a great job..That year was one of fulfillment. A state DUI award.Other awards and a chance to work with Pat Montgomery, the Sheriff that hired me. It wasn;t the State Police and thats why I left. I love being a Trooper.. Hope to never retire, I hope to be carried away from the job.

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I love each day like its my last! Why do we are have to be so serious?

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I enjoy Law Enforcement. I have been on Interdiction units, detective units and patrol. I enjoy working traffic and accidents. I'm thinking about being a Trooper. But, Yes Love my Job.

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I love my life style its not a job or a career its a lifestyle I would not tade it for anything in the world.


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Anyone doing this job just for a living shouldn't be in it. Being a sworn police officer, you're held to higher standards. It's a lifestyle, not just a paycheck. There are too many risks and sacrifices to be in this career to just be doing it for kicks. I'm not saying that being a police officer should engulf your whole life. I still have a family, friends, a boyfriend, I'm starting my master's degree program, etc, but, it's not just a job, and it never will be.

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I haven't been in law enforcement all that long, but I wake up every morning excited to go to work. Part of it is never knowing what will happen. One day may be so boring you can't stay awake and the next day you are wondering how you're going to get through a situation and get home. The bond between cops is closer than family sometimes and I love that. Even people that I dont necessarily agree with all the time, I know that they have my back. This is definitely a lifestyle and not just a job. But I would not trade my experiences for anything!

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Without a doubt I can say This is " THE JOB!" Ive been in law enforcemnet for almost 7 years and even though I had my bad experiences I love it, I look forward to go to work even when I m on vacation I cant wait to put on that uniform get in that car and go on the road, people look up tp you they admire, and some will hate , I learned that certain races and ethnic groups are the way they are and u can change them and that will mess u up, it will. I cant stand it but I ve learned to accept it. Do not worry u will like and enjoy this job and no matter where u go people will recognize and will value u for who u are.

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FreeMiss said:

My lifetime passion was to be a cop and still want to and i will when the chance comes... I always thought of the police job as fanatastic, do u guys enjoy ur job? is it really interesting or it is stressful, hectic and boring?

I love my job and the pay for Border Patrol is pretty decent. It is interesting, stressful, hectic and boring at times. Overall, there is a lot of good times had in the dust of the AZ border. Good luck and God bless.


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Freemiss, This is a job that i have wanted since i was a child and now that i've been doing this since 1999, I couldn't imagine doing anything else. Going to different calls and seeing how people live truly makes you appreciate what you have. But it does have it's down side. A lot of paper work, there are times when you ride around for hours and not get a call, or even watch criminals that you had to chase or fight with get a slap on the wrist by the judge. But you truly can't do it for the money. You have to do it for the love. 4 months ago I got into a motorctcle crash that left me with a broken neck, 6 broken ribs, crushed spleen, and bruised kidney. All i thought about was getting back in my uniform and riding the streets with my K-9 partner, Axel. It drove me crazy not being on the streets. When all you can think about is law enforcement, even the bad side of it, then that's where you need to be!

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Good grief, Daniel!

Maybe you've mentioned getting wracked up elsewhere on the site, if so I missed it. I'm sorry to hear what you are going through, and wish you a good recovery!

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Thank you ChaplainKeppy. and yes i did mention it to someone else. Just to let you know, I started back to work yesterday (8-13-07), but only on a light duty status. Although i can only work the desk which consists of answering the phones and dispatch, I'm just excited and greatful to be back in uniform and working again. As a matter of fact, I'm typing this while at work...lol.

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Good for you, I am glad you were able to go back.

From the sounds of all those injuries, I am glad you are still alive!

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