I appreciate your support guys, I really do, It goes a long way, trust me.
Defcon, I believe I already told you once, But I'm going to tell you again. If this is something you really want to to, Go for it, and don't stop at anyone or anything to achieve what your heart desires. It's an EXTREMELY rewarding job, Dangerous, But what I get out of it keeps me waking up every morning going back.
The minute I put that black uniforn on, I may as well paint a large X on my back, Because that's what you become when you hit the streets...A target.
Even Off duty it doesn't stop. Police Officers have the "Option" but are not required to carry concealed while off duty and going about their personal lives. I myself am always armed, and it's paid off a few times, Not in my favor, But others where help wouldn't have gotten to the scene in time.
Anyone who plans on pursuing a job in Law Enforcement, All I can say is abide by the law. I can't speak for other Departments but I can vouch for mine. The hiring process is "extensive". The Background checks they do on a prospective member are "Extensive and very In depth". Somehow someway, They will find out more about you then you probly know about yourself.