I work in the field of public safety and security. My job consists of dealing with individuals between the ages of 17-25 on a college campus. As you can imagine, in that profession there isn't much positive interaction. In fact, about 98% of it is negative. My job as a patrol officer is to patrol a small area eight hours a day and cite people breaking policy and on occasion have people arrested. It's almost like being a police officer with a small jurisdiction. I get called to incidents of theft, burglary, domestic assault, underage drinking, and marijuana. Pretty much, if you can think of it I've dealt with it. It's a high burnout job and the only reward that really comes of it is that you're protecting the people and property of the campus.
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I'm a patrol officer on a small campus who deals with about one-hundred and twenty cases a year. It makes me completely respect the law enforcement officers and first responders of the world who deal with many more. As many times as I've told my wife that I was going to move on, quit, and find something new I just haven't brought myself to do it. I know that as disrespected as I am, and as much as I hate that my job even has to exist, I have to do it. I'm good at what I do. Every night is a challenge but I make a real difference. It's dangerous, but I've been fortunate to save two lives and numerous others by pulling them off the road before they could put their life and somebody else's at risk driving while intoxicated. Knowing that and having those yearly statistics in the back of my mind; as an officer, at this point, I don't think I could ever live with myself if I just walked away.