A long time ago, in a decade far far away, I studied for my Boy Scout Merit page in Law Enforcement. I also worked on ones for raising pigeons (Animal Husbandry), and making maps (Surveying).
The interviews I did then with the local Cops were quite memorable, enough so that when I had the opportunity to take a test for the job, I passed as the number one candidate out of about 3,500 applicants.
32 years later, here I am, a fully retired Blue-Suit.
I wonder what would life have been like for me if I'd taken the job test for raising pigeons instead?
A career checklist:
Beat Cop ( walking with the junkies and such)
Sector Car ( " routine patrol"? anything but)
Plain Clothes ( AND "undercover" ..BIG difference)
Vice and Narc ( do NOT get me started...)
Supervisor ( " If I had any Super-vision, I wouldn't be doing this"..10 points if you know who said that)
Brass ( and a pain in the Chain of Command I was)
Federal Service ( again, don't ask)