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    Long Time No Chat :)

    Hi Everybody! Long time no chat! Just wanted to pop in and say "Hi" and give an update. This may shock some, but I withdrew from the academy right before Xmas. There is a lot involved with it, but it was the best decision for me and my family. Just too much to type it all out here, and some of it is personal. Was the hardest decision I think I ever made. An 18 year life dream, worked so hard to get there, and then had to leave early.....but it is what it is. BUT, everything happens for a reason......and when I was in the Lt's office to turn all my stuff in, he said they wanted me to stay. He would find another position for me. The Captain wanted me to stay, and the Sgt I had been working with for the whole month prior. They were impressed with my work ethics, background, ect. So I took the holiday time off to think about it and have decided to stay and do dispatching. They asked if I would be interested in becoming an evidence tech. I would still be out there doing police work, just coming onto scene after all the shit goes down. So I have 2 college courses to take...one is forensics and one is photography. I start my first college course next week! I completed all the POST testing for dispatching yesterday. Should be back to work full time in about a week they said. (Have to be currently employed with law enforcement agency in order to take those classes at the academy)....and dispatching will allow me to work at night to take some classes during the day. So I am really happy about everything. Hours will be better, I will be around more for my kids...and yet, still get to do police work, carry gun, flat badge, ect. Soooooooooo that is my mini update!

    Happy New Year everyone......and hello to all those that have come aboard since I was last here
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    Welcome back!

    I'm glad you were offered another position! It sounds like you made a very good impression. Good for you!

    Best of luck to you!

    Belated New Year wishes to you too!!!
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    Well Im glad to see you back on the forums and hope that you continue to post. I hope that all works out for you.

    Happy new year

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    Sounds like you made the best decision for yourself. Considering they all wanted you to stay is a huge compliment within itself! Congrats!

    Nice to hear from you and definitely keep us updated!
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    Sounds like you may have found a career path that represents the best of all worlds for your circumstances.

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    Hey! Good to see you posting.

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    Thanks Everyone!! =) It is nice to be back....seemed like everytime I would find a few seconds to check in on you, something else would pull me away.....darn life obligations
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    Hey you! I was wondering where you ran off to. Crazy how life works, huh? I'm glad you're happy! Stick around this time.

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    Hey Em, thanks!
    Have always been *around*.....never very far
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    Hey, KC! I'm thrilled you're back. Keep up the good work... YOU know what's best for you and yours!

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    welcome back and good luck in whatever you choose to do.
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    Glad to see you back. I'm sure you made the right decision.
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    Sounds like you have made a good decision. Keep up the good work!!!! We have a friend at our department with a similar situation. He has tried dispatcher, jailer and for personal reasons withdrew from the academy. A new community policing job came available and did not require a certified officer. It turned out to be a perfect fit for him. The same thing may happen for you. Just hang in there.
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    Can I just add....we need people like you in dispatch. You would bring a feel for the big picture, and understand how important it is to be fully "plugged in" to what is happening in the field.

    It's not the sort of thing you can train into someone, it has to be a passion you bring with you.
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    Thanks again everyone! I will forever miss the chance to be a cop, but know it was a good decision and will no longer have the *what ifs* or regrets. I made it that far, and that in itself was rewarding. I am excited about learning the dispatching end and playing a part in keeping the officers safe. I am sure my husband sleeps better at night now too lol
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