Living and working as a police officer in town, raising my family was both Pro and Con, it was overall a Pro.
Police Sergeant (Former Employee) – North Chicago, IL – August 20, 2013
A typical day: There wasn't any typical day, anything could happen.
Each shift was a different world with its own type of push-pull problems. Domestics, shootings, fires, people fighting, schools wanting a police presence for traffic and having to run a shift with all these calls for service and not enough people to do it safely?
What I learned: Do what you can with what you have and pray!
Management: I worked with some good people who knew how much work we had to do and helped lessen the burden when they could.
Co-workers: I learned how to become a supervisor and a fellow co-worker to help the citizens of the community.
The hardest part of the job: Not having enough people on shift at times to answer the calls for service.
The most enjoyable part of the job: Going home safe at the end of the shift.
Living in town being able to get to work, being part of the community. Raising my family ther and going to church in the community.
Being from town having my family exposed to the dangers there, we were all in the same boat, it was pro and con!