Monday, January 25, 2010

Senior Patrol Officer

I'm well overdue to post on here, so what better news than good news, right?!

A few weeks ago FH came home after a quick stop to the office all grins. At first, I thought that there must have been some raunchy joke they pulled on a fellow officer or he realized that the budget cut was all just a test by the City to see how the employees handled the stress. Unfortunately, it was neither one, but he DID get promoted!

FH is now a Senior Patrol Officer. Unbeknownst to FH, Chief ordered his chevron and when it finally came in, he noticed FH was there to finish some paperwork so he called him into his office. Chief gruffly stated as he threw the baggy of chevrons for his uniform and lapel to FH, "Here. Now don't say I never gave you anything."

"Thanks, Chief!"

"Yeah, now get out of here."

And that was that. Now that we've finished up FH's first two years and heading into the third, it's exciting for him to get recognition and I'm just brimming over with pride for my man in blue. I was excited to place the badges on his uniform before the next shift set, but it took FOREVER to align the chevrons under his shield on his shirtsleeves while the kiddies were eagerly looking on. Maybe I should have used a machine....

I asked FH if he felt like a seasoned officer now, to which he replied, "I think I'll always encounter things in this job that take me by surprise, but it is nice to know the ropes a bit more every time I clock on."

I, on the other hand, still feel green at times to the LEO world, but I know my fellow LEO bloggers have really helped me land on my feet so I can be there for FH and bask in all of his future accomplishments.

Do you have any fond memories of promotions?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Watch this. I laughed so hard! We need some laughter more in this business!!!

Ok, I'm so computer illiterate! I can't get the link to paste right, it would only go into the title and it doesn't go directly to the site. Sorry! If you want to, go to you tube. It's worth it!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Belt tightening

Here in our little hamlet, the city leaders have chosen to enforce a pay cut on all city employees. This of course includes the cops.

Have other departments gone through similar budgetary measures? Or how has your department been affected by the economy?