Honestly, what drew you into policing?

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Honestly, what drew you into policing?

Postby johnq » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:25 pm

As much as this forum examines the application process and requirements for various police services across canada, one question that gets overlooked is this : What attracted you to policing? I know the serving guys on the forum will tell you that the job is a lot different then media portrayals, but honestly, what made you apply for a job that requires a years long application process and detailed scrutany of every aspect of your life?

Is it the pay/benefits?
A desire to serve your community?
To protect the public and put criminals behind bars?
The desire to hold a position of trust and respect?
You like driving and being hands on?

Lets have some fun and be honest, guys and girls. What are you in it for?

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Re: Honestly, what drew you into policing?

Postby ChrisD » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:00 pm

I didn't want your typical 9-5 job sitting behind a desk doing the same thing day in and day out. Wanted something that would be more hands on and dynamic.
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Re: Honestly, what drew you into policing?

Postby meathead1 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:47 pm

my overhelming love for donuts.
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Re: Honestly, what drew you into policing?

Postby ChrisD » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:50 pm

meathead1 wrote:my overhelming love for donuts.


This too :lol: :lol:
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Re: Honestly, what drew you into policing?

Postby Matt_YRP » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:18 pm

meathead1 wrote:my overhelming love for donuts.




Nice Meathead1 lol. Nice :lol:

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Re: Honestly, what drew you into policing?

Postby el_prez » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:27 pm

I wanted a job where I knew that everyone would love me and I would never deal with assholes.
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Re: Honestly, what drew you into policing?

Postby johnq » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:54 pm

el_prez wrote:I wanted a job where I knew that everyone would love me and I would never deal with assholes.


Should have gotten a job at Canada Revenue Agency.

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Re: Honestly, what drew you into policing?

Postby el_prez » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:15 pm

johnq wrote:
el_prez wrote:I wanted a job where I knew that everyone would love me and I would never deal with assholes.


Should have gotten a job at Canada Revenue Agency.


Yeah but then I would hate myself.
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Re: Honestly, what drew you into policing?

Postby Kneel26 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:50 pm

I need to build my resume for FEDSEC :smirk:
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Re: Honestly, what drew you into policing?

Postby basketcase » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:13 pm

VanSmack wrote:I did it for the ladies.


Definitely did it for the badge bunnies. Just didn't realize firefighters carried badges... D'OH!
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Re: Honestly, what drew you into policing?

Postby goaliegibson » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:21 pm

I did it because I wanted to see the private side of blue line. (barely worth it, ps)
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Re: Honestly, what drew you into policing?

Postby CPS24 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:10 am

goaliegibson wrote:I did it because I wanted to see the private side of blue line. (barely worth it, ps)

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Honestly, what drew you into policing?

Postby PapaSquirrel » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:53 am

I craved lower back problems and sleeping problems
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