June 27, 2018 4 Comments

We all know that being a police officer is not an easy job. They are viewed with high ethical standards and the community relies on them. Despite that, there are times people make excuses when they are caught and police officers have to deal with the situation in a calm and orderly manner.

Even though times are sometimes difficult, here are 7 reasons why we love being a police officer.

1) Helping Others

I have a lot of people who thanked me years later. It is indeed the most rewarding experience when people remember you for what you’ve done. Being able to help is what’s a police officer is all about, even if it means the little things such as helping to repair a stranded car, it would make someone’s day.

 

2) Brotherhood

Some of the cops that I have worked with are outstanding, while some really just love to tell people they’re cops. There are police officers that are really compassionate, brave and courageous in the town. These are the cops that I look forward to when I need a response to back me up, for I know they will do everything to help and keep everyone safe.

 

3) Appreciation

Overtime, the more I work, the more I appreciate my own family life more. It’s tough for police officers to face danger or life-threatening situation weekly, if not daily. With this, whenever I’m about to leave knowing that it might be my last day, the more I truly appreciate the ones I love and have in my life.

 

4) The Experience

Each call that we receive is a brand new experience. There may be some types of calls with the same location, but it is never repetitive. It’s always something new, a different challenge and opportunity to encounter.

 

5) To Protect

It’s having the action to stop a crime, or arrest someone who needs justice by victimizing an innocent person. To place those handcuffs on such a person is a gratifying experience.

 

6) Being A Protective Parent

I am always informed, to make sure everyone is safe no matter what. Even if it means the kids have been invited over for a sleepover, or going with their friend to a late night movie showing, or even just taking the bus for the first time by themselves.

 

7) Consistent Uniform

With this, I do not have to decide what to wear every single day. Should I wear a suit, or a button-up shirt with slacks or did I forget it was jeans day.


There are other things that have made me appreciate being a police officer, such as the ability to drive fast with a siren playing in the background, and even to get paid to give justice for others. I, as well, enjoy the security level for my friends and family.

 


4 Responses

Liana Bennett
Liana Bennett

July 26, 2018

I was a Parking Enforcement Officer in a special unit with my local sheriff’s office and although we were not paid, just like the reserve units, I felt all 7 of these with the unit. The respect I received from people, the brotherhood in our own unit as well as the great appreciation we got from the deputies, and of course driving around in marked cruisers and using the sirens when called to assist an accident! It was fun and very rewarding. (I still have my own uniform and equipment) I was there just shy of 5 yrs and even though I came across some dangerous situations I didn’t have any fear. I just thought about doing my best and having fun while experiencing what it’s like to be a cop, even though I wasn’t one.
I wish I could still be a part if that awesome life.
Stay safe all!!

Patrick Larkins
Patrick Larkins

July 16, 2018

I’ve been in law enforcement since 1973, 45 years, and with my wife for 38 years. Been there, done that, etc..

Pearl
Pearl

July 16, 2018

I’m a crossing guard In boundbrook nJ. I know all the police, starting with chief and capt. I respect and admire them,all that they do. Putting their lives on the line everyday for us all.they are a great bunch of guys. THANK-YOU!!🇺🇸🚔👮‍♂️

Debbie Underhill
Debbie Underhill

July 16, 2018

IM PROUD OF ALL OUR OFFICERS 👮 THAT STAND BY OUR SIDES TO PROTECT US AND TO RISK THEIR LIVES FOR EACH AND EVERYONE OF US AND I SUPPORT ALL OFFICERS 👮 IN THE UNITED STATES 🇺🇸 AND JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU 🙏 AND GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU THANK YOU ALL

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.