Pros: learning the real job of a police officer
Cons: wear and tear on your heart and body
I learned so many valuable life lessons while working as a Chicago Police Officer. The best training I received was as a Crisis Intervention Officer where I learned teamwork when dealing with extremely critical situations. My best times were working at schools with at risk teens. I feel as though I really made a difference in the lives of a few children that were in dire need of intervention. I also started and directed a choir at one of my schools for two years, that experience was also very rewarding.