Good advice. Will definitely look into it, once I decide whether a career in the police force is appropriate or not.
I agree 100% with everything Milwaukee Cop said but still love my job.
Originally Posted by milwaukee cop
I've been a union advocate and the vice president of my local for many years. That's probably the main reason why I've never been promoted to a management position where the big bucks are. I make a bit more than Milwaukee Cop but I'm not a patrol officer like he is. The job is dangerous any way you look at it. I was shot once by a little 17 year old punk just for warning him not to set off fireworks around an apartment complex. I've been in several major accidents while patroling and ended up with lumbar spine fusions and a metal plate in my neck as the result of one accident.
His last line in the quote says it all, if it's the right job for you.. you'll know. If not, you're still young enough to find something else more to your liking.