From a very young age, I have admired and respected First Responders. Around 2012 a good friend invited me to do a ride along with a local Law Enforcement agency. It was on that night that I discovered my passion for becoming a Law Enforcement Officer. During that night, we received a call for an unconscious female, at a nearby gas station. This was the first of many calls I encountered that I felt confident this was a career I wanted to pursue. I felt a rush, and a sense of pride that I have never felt before. As the number of ride a long’s I partook on grew I learned the variety of calls that an officer can encounter during a shift. As well as the many other challenges an officer faces. Furthermore, I believe that Law Enforcement will
Relationships between police officers and the general public have been a roller coaster ride over the past 30 years, when it comes to the way some officers act when put in bad situations, or even if they are just acting out of anger. Melvin Russell explains in his speech that police officers need to do a better job of working with the public and treating them as if they are a customer. Russell has been a police officer himself for nearly 40 years, and is the Chief of the Community Partnership Division of the Baltimore Police Department. The TedTalk, “I Love Being a Police Officer, but We Need Reform,” by Melvin Russell was very persuasive and proposed a strong argument by using pathos and having an engaging voice, being credible in his words,
For my professional interview I spoke with Officer Doug Headlee from the York Police Department in York, Nebraska. Officer Headlee is a 11 year police veteran with the YPD starting his career in February 2007 going into the Nebraska Law Enforcement Academy which is a 14 week academy class starting for him in May and finished in August. During the 14 weeks he would live on site Monday through Friday, would go home Friday night after dismissal and return Sunday night. The training academy was a new environment for Officer Headlee due to the fact he had no prior military experience and no family background in law enforcement. Before the academy he had a college degree in Fire Prevention wanting to be a Fire Fighter and had worked in the private
- Being a Chicano, we should be in here not because we’re in trouble but because we’re helping out. Also if you want something done right, you have to go out and do it yourself. Too many corrupted officers honestly. 3. What specific goals did you establish for this career?
I became an FFA Officer at the be of my sophomore year. It happened like this. It was the day of our chapter FFA banquet, the banquet had began, people started filling in and I started to get so nervous. It was in the commons or lunch room of our high school. This was my first ever FFA banquet, besides our area one.
Police Brutality stands as one of the most controversial political issues around the United States. This issue has existed throughout history with just one example being the Tompkins Square Riot in 1874. Police brutality relating to race still exists today with an arguably recent example being the Ferguson, Missouri riots which took place during 2014-2015. These examples are the result of stereotypical racial implications such as the separation between the white and black communities in more populated cities and even in smaller states. These separations and misunderstandings cause a negative impact on the police force.
Law enforcement is an honorable job to have and to uphold, especially a State Trooper. You will have a reputation to uphold. In this field it will come to know that it is very unpredictable. Every morning when you go into the field, there is always a chance you won't come home.
These jobs aren't for everyone, but the question I need to answer is are they for me? Becoming a sheriff or state trooper are two career choices I am considering; however, being a state trooper is a better fit for me because of the better benefits and different atmosphere. The protection of the good citizens all around the United States is a priority to some men and
Lastly, this made me realize how much police officers really do. Besides only fighting crime, they are important in many ways. After hearing my Dad’s story, I look up to him more as a hero and it made me realize that he has probably changed lives throughout his career.
I began my journey in the carrier of law enforcement at the young age of fourteen years old. At this age I was not a sworn law enforcement officer, but I was a police explorer with the Winston-Salem Police Department. This program is associated with the Boy Scout program and I remained in this program until the age of eighteen years old. During the police explorer program, I was able to perform ride-a-longs with law enforcement officers and work closely with the Winston-Salem Police Department during different events. This confirmed for me that I truly wish to become a law enforcement officer.
Throughout life, everyone will come to face obstacles or challenges that they will have to face. Some obstacles can be small like passing a class or learning how to tie your shoes, and some obstacles can be big like facing your fears or going through your parents’ divorce. I’ve faced many conflicts or obstacles in my life, most being fairly small, but there were some obstacles that might seem small to others, but felt very big to me. One of my biggest obstacles that I have had to face was running for district officer for Longview District FFA.
For my Diverse Field Experience this semester, I spent fifteen hours at the Mclean County Juvenile Detention Center. This particular center was occupied by about 8-14 juveniles at a time, all depending on court dates and occupancy of other nearby detention centers. This center usually had 3 staff members working the shift every time I went, which was seven to nine on weekday afternoons. I was intrigued to go to at this time because I thought it would be the time of the day were the juveniles had no school work or other obligations to do while I was there. I wanted to see what they liked to do in the free time before bed, the only stipulation being mandatory snack time at eight pm.
Police work is difficult. It requires a certain personality type, for not anyone can be a police officer. Everyone I encountered during this time had an appearance of enjoying their work. During my research, one thing I noticed is that there a lot more negative voices regarding our police than positive ones.
Many young people aspire to become police officers. However, not everyone is fit for the role as police work is extremely demanding both physically and mentally. In order to be effective in the job, a policeman should possess superb communication skills, extra-ordinary courage, excellent judgement, empathy, and a high degree of professionalism, to name a few. Choosing this career in law enforcement can be a quite challenging yet rewarding. If you aspire to join the police force, then you are bound to make a difference in your community as well as your own personal life.
What I discovered in becoming a trooper was the profound emphasis on criminal investigations, which I began to enjoy. To supplement the efforts of a criminal investigation, I found that the vast resources within the outfit and its dedication to this work, facilitated the road trooper in ways that were not available to me as a municipal police officer. The freedom to pursue investigations while still performing patrol and traffic duties has aided in making me a more complete law enforcement officer, a goal that I am pleased to continuously