Sunday, September 11, 2005

Nearly Two Years

Well here we are, nearly two years on from when I decided to join the police service.

So far I have experienced things I would never had done in twenty or thirty years in another job, I have saved a life, held hands of lives that slipped away, been at births and been called to sudden deaths of the old and infirm who passed away peaceful.

I have seen violence abuse and terror in peoples faces, I have also seen peace, love and comradeship unparalleled. I have even traveled to Scotland ! (With out a need for a passport !)

I have been to the highest court in the land and have given evidence in a serious crime case, and all the way to youth court for the unruly!

I have arrested a burglar inside the home he was stealing from, and I have had people run away and escape from me.

In all these and many more experiences there is not one that I regret or did not in some way learn from, and the best is I know that there is more to come.

With so much going on in the world and all the disasters and trials, I for one look forward to the challenge of life.


Argos_Employee said...

Well done and thank you for all your efforts. I am glad we have a Police Officer such as yourself on the streets in these uncertain times. You make the street a little bit safer for us.

I wish you all the best and wish you many more happy years with the Police.



Driving Instructor said...

Good to see that you are enjoying the job, and that it turned out the way you wanted it do be.

Give us a wave if you see me in the street.

Liz said...

Almost off Probation! Congratulations to you.

Best of luck with all your future challenges.

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The Nivs said...

After 30 years, all the excitement does wear a bit thin. Its the best job in the world and I wouldn't have wanted to change for twice the money, well, maybe?
We join to make a difference, at least that is the intention. It's when you suddenly realise, after working your ***'* off that you haven't even dented the situation. Crime is as bad as its ever been. My advice: Do it for the job itself and not for the difference you feel you can make. Then you'll be less dissapointed.
All the very best.

thinblueline said...

Cheers Nivs - sound words there my man !

Anonymous said...

good stuff. Surely it would have been a heck of a lot nicer without all the paperwork..

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you are enjoying your career-its a great job. Ive been doing it for 17yrs and still learn and experience something else every single day. If we got more support from the courts, less Political Correctness and reduced the mind numbing bureacacy it would be even better and society would reap of the benefits. Cheers Mike

Rob Burkinshaw said...

Wonderful to see such unbridled enthusiasm.I sincerely hope you never lose it. As a long retired ex plod, one word of advice, always but always watch your back. We need more like you, good luck.

Anonymous said...

As a ten year Met PC I know of course exactly where you are coming from.
There's not a lot I can add to the wise advice above.
I do recall during my earlier service somebody saying this.
"You'll have more trouble from other policemen than the public."
Boy, how true!

Investigations - 183 | Crimes Solved- 85 | No Crime - 47
% Detection rate - 46.4 % (Counting year April 08 )

Investigations - 129 | Crimes Solved- 53 | No Crime - 36
% Detection rate - 49.3 % (Counting year April 07 )