A Police Sergeant from the U.K. who writes an English police blog called “The Twining Chronicles” has interviewed John Marx our Editor in Chief.
The interview may shed a light on the differences and similarities between policing in the USA and policing in the United Kingdom, but the bottom line is that law enforcement officers are the same everywhere.
Please check it out and leave a comment:
That sure describes our policing profession doesn’t it? How many of you really got into law enforcement just for the fun of it? I know, I know, you told the interview panel that all you really wanted to do was to “help people”, and when you became a cop, you did but admit it, you were looking for fun.
The big question might be “Is it still fun?” Did all the fun and excitement that got you into police work linger or has it passed? Are the thrills still there or are you having to create then now? Most importantly, what do you do for fun and relaxation off the job?
With stress probably being the culprit behind most police officer deaths, certainly after retirement, what are you doing to minimize that stress now and how are you relaxing? Also of importance is how healthy is your means of having fun? Continue reading