Well my policing journey has come to an end at this time.
I have left my position within communications for pastures new and the prospect of better career options in the private sector.
I do genuinely believe that i have timed this well, what with the way the current budget situation is and the way that within my force they are projecting the cuts, going through the ongoing project of slashing here and tucking there.
Im sad to see my time go though. I have worked for over a year within the police service and it has well and truley opened my eyes to the world around me. Looking back i now considered myself to have been naieve and narrow minded about the work involved within working for the police force.
Ive had my fair share of "horrible" jobs, also my fair share of "the good nicks" and also the pure "bang my head against a wall" type jobs and i am proud to be able to say that i have contributed to modern society, helped people who genuinely needed it and also **i hope to think anyway** made a difference in the small scale of things.
I have no misconceptions that should in the future a position arise that i would like to take on, i would join again at the drop of a hat and not hesitate to continue on doing the long hard and arduous shifts with no thanks or recognition.
So on a final note, my respect goes out to all, far and wide who work for the police service, whether it be in a officer or staffing capacity AND also wish those well weith what the future may hold as it is uncertain times.
PP signing off!!