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    As you guys know I worked at a city PD a (ghetto city at that) and when I went to a Sheriff's Office I went to one that works and answers calls both inside and outside the city limits. I have been assigned inside the city limits since I'v been here working on 3yrs now. While thats not a big deal, I recently had a lot of non-work related crisis going on, from just one thing to another, wife totalled her vehicle that she just got 3mo ago, insurance paid it off but nothing left over to throw at a down payment on another, trying to build the nest egg back up after paying for my mothers expensive funeral, my 4yr old nephew (brothers son) has recently been diagnosed with cancer in his chest, he's in Houston now for surgery, and just all kinds of hits one after another and back to back. I was getting overwhlemed and needed a break from my typical 12hrs of hustle and bustle.

    Lucky for me we have every kind of area you could want to work in. We have an area or city to fit everyone's work style. City, Suburb, sticks, no mans land etc..... It's no safer in the sticks then the city as they all pose their own demons, however, the change of pace couldn't come at a good time. I asked the Sarge if I could work a little bit in one of our rural areas. This area does have a small incorporated city but it's nothing that will keep you so busy. For the most part 95% of this little city is made of hard working family people. I do cover a large area, but I was impressed that my first two calls delt with a citizen who had a legitimate complaint about what appeared to be drug activity, that was investigated and turned out to be completely innocent and provable, the person I was investigating whole heartedly understood and said they were appreciative of the complainants concern as more people should be In my normal work area that would have ended in a shooting or stabbing or a drive by at the least. Next call was a burglary. The kicker about this was I determined the victim was an ACTUAL victim
    I had no idea those creatures existed anymore. Actual people who did not deserve what happened either through karma or retaliation. Then my next call was to some redneck crap but it was still different for me so even though they were degenerates it was still interesting (girl kicked out of house with nothing but a shirt on because male friend did not want to choke her while having sex, I'm talking beer, trucker hat, scuffed up high heels, mange dog in the house, 4 wheeler in the front yard). Something I noticed while on a dead body call later that night (no foul play). My blood pressure was sooooo down, I felt so relaxed and unstressed it was amazing. I could really feel the difference in my physical being. Stopped a woman who passed me doing 90mph on I-10, wrote her a ticket and proceeded to explore a nice little eatery that I course didn't know existed. I am really appreciating working in a different area. I feel like I'm almost working in a different geographical area (well I am but not what I mean) for a whole nuther dept. I think I'm going to go for a week across the river next and then back to my area. Sarge said just let me know when you're ready to head home (my area).
    Last edited by creolecop; 05-19-2011, 10:58 PM.
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    Sorry to hear about all your recent misfortunes, but I'm glad the change of pace is doing you good.
    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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      I feel you, I just transferred from South LA to the Valley, the valley is still not the sticks but for LAPD it is. I actually don't start the new station until Sunday but I went over there today and set up my locker and such and just felt more centered. The station is clean and pretty new, the surrounding area is nice and the citizens smile and wave with thier whole hand instead of just the middle finger when a police car rolls by.

      I may be in for a shock since the area I'm leaving each unit handles 20-25 calls per shift and the area I'm going to does about 4-6 per unit in the same time period but I think it will be good for me.

      Sometimes we all need to take a step out of the norm to get our heads right deal with life and jump back into the game full speed.
      Originally Posted by VegasMetro
      maybe it’s me but I think a six pack and midget porn makes for good times?????

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mtxpro752 View Post
        I feel you, I just transferred from South LA to the Valley, the valley is still not the sticks but for LAPD it is. I actually don't start the new station until Sunday but I went over there today and set up my locker and such and just felt more centered. The station is clean and pretty new, the surrounding area is nice and the citizens smile and wave with thier whole hand instead of just the middle finger when a police car rolls by.

        I may be in for a shock since the area I'm leaving each unit handles 20-25 calls per shift and the area I'm going to does about 4-6 per unit in the same time period but I think it will be good for me.

        Sometimes we all need to take a step out of the norm to get our heads right deal with life and jump back into the game full speed.
        LOL, thats pretty funny right there about the waving. Trust me I know what you mean, nice isn't it. Man I hope you enjoy your tour, I'm sure you could use the change of scenery and pace. I'm actually looking forward to work again tonight. I didn't have ONE baby mamma drama call the other night or one about someone off their meds it was awesome!!!!
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        • #5
          It's probably like being on another dept. isn't it?

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          • #6
            Nice to hear that your sargeant is so supportive of his staff. Thanks for sharing and glad that you're getting it all rearranged again.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by just joe View Post
              It's probably like being on another dept. isn't it?
              It's exactly like being on another dept. I work for a large dept and we cover a very large jurisdiction. Born and raised here and there are places I haven't been to since I was a kid, some places only once in my life and other places I've never been to. So I'm working with people I've never worked with, seeing new streets, stores, and people I've never met it's like being able to hop around to many different agencies.

              @PaxSR9 My Beat Sergeants are great guys who are really understanding.
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              • #8
                Prayers en route Brother for your nephew, and as previously stated I'm glad your enjoying yourself again. Be Safe Brother!!
                MDRDEP:

                There are no stupid questions, but there sure are a lot of inquisitive idiots.

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