General Forums >> The Lobby >> Why???

Rate

Why???

271 Views
11 Replies Flag as inappropriate
Me_max50

7 posts

back to top

Posted over 6 years ago

 

There are many reasons why police choose their profession. My question is this: Why did you choose to join the force? Answer any way you like. Whether it be pay, benefits, rank, location, etc...

Photo_user_blank_big

307 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

You don't choose it, it chooses you.

Scan0001_max50

412 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

Jack60 said:

You don't choose it, it chooses you.

I agree, didn't persue the career, it persued me. I was offered a job with parole when I was looking for a job fresh out of the military. Was working min wage and not going anywhere. Took the job, then the job took me. In the blood. Stay Safe


'Tis better to be silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Trolls unite, then LEAVE THE SITE AS A GROUP.

3734983337_1__max50

4241 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I was told by my first FTO, that good cops are born not made, he is now my chief 15 years later.
i have to agree with jack, it picked me looking back i had no choice.

Photo_user_banned_big

1386 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

It picked me. NO COP does it for the money. There are numerous reasons for being chose or choosing to be. I strongly believe it is in your personality. In 1986, I was a plant manager of a medium size company. 9-5 and no worries and made a lot of money. I could not be satisfied. In this job, your work changes by the minute and is never the same thing twice. Each complaint is different. A Cop is handed a guideline to go by. Not, push, then pull the lever kinda of job. That was one reason. One more: Where can you drive 140 mph on someone's tail and NOT go to jail. Basically, adrenaline is another factor. I get accused of being an adrenaline junkie, since I did a couple of deep UC in narcotics. Not true. I am thrilled by the chase and conquer. Basic law of evolution. I love getting the drug dealer that says, "I can never be caught."
another is a sense of accomplishment.
another is I love donuts
another is I love the women
another is I llove McDee's while in Uniform
another is pride in your community, state and the old glory.

M_ecdbc17245387b1b8aacef6197d23d4b_max50

622 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I spent most of my young adult life avoiding cops, not because I was invovlved in illegal activity, I was intimidated by the reputation that the Sheriffs Office had of taking young violators out and beating their ass. Then I became a hook operator and realized being around cops that it wasn't MY job I loved....it was THEIR'S and what they represented. The Badge was calling my name all along!

Ltsh1_max50

632 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

Like I said in a previous post, it's the "Greatest Show on Earth". And you're a part of it.

Meangreen01_max50

2482 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I was born into a family with a long line of Border Patrol Agents. So naturally I refused to join. Yelled it in my father's face. Five years later I grinned the biggest grin as he pinned my badge on me and gave me a big hug. Why did I join? It's just in my blood.


"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." ~ George Orwell

"Honor First!"

MODERATOR #1 & PL Mentoring Team Member

Dsc_0014_normal_1__max50

42 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I went to college to be a history teacher. I took a history class and nearly failed it and decided I didn't really want to be a history teacher after all. I took a criminal justice class and thought it appeared to be something I could do and enjoy. That was 29 years ago. I can't imagine being anything else now. I don't have anyone else in my family in Law Enforcement (some in Law Breaking) and don't want my kids getting into it either. However, it is both the most frustrating and rewarding job I can think of...

George

100_1937_max50

3 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

Its true, the job chooses you. Something about it just gets in your blood and you can't get it out. I can't imagine doing anything else with my life.

Copavatar_max50

240 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

What can I say that my brethren here have not already said... I just could not think of anything else I would rather do. It was an uncontrollable force. I was very natural and it still feels good! For me, it also runs in the family. My dad and my sister are Feds... and three of my brothers and I are all actively serving... even my sister-in-law... she's a deputy sheriff with me.