Pros: benefits, oppurtunities for extra income, personal interaction daily, oppurtunities to help others
Cons: missing family functions, working holidays
I took great pride serving as a Patrolman for the Lincoln Police Department. Each day of work was different. Some days involved stressful/dangerous situations. Responding and reacting to all types of emergencies was essential to provide protection to residents and citizens. The arrest of suspects and criminals was also essential. Although calls for service or officer initiated calls were sometimes difficult, they were the most enjoyable to me.
My career was a success for numerous reasons. I was fortunate to serve with qualified, compassionate, and confident members within the department. We consistently learned from each other and grew together at work while our family lives outside of work continue to grow stronger and closer.