Thursday, August 19, 2010

Over and out ghostrider!

So for the past 10 years or so I've been secretly or not so secretly dreaming of becoming a police officer.  Yup, giving up my career in funeral services (for now any way) and pursuing a career in law enforcement.  Obviously it has been mainly a dream as I have yet to change careers thus far.  Frankly I want to become a cop and move right up the ranks and become a detective.  I want to solve crimes not just work the beat.  I know that's not how the system works.  Probably the main reason I've not pursued it and only dreamed of it.

Anyway, last week I had a pretty thorough and detailed conversation with my friend John who is a Military Police Officer up in Petawawa and we talked about what is required of me in order to even just apply at the NRP.   He said he'd contact a couple people he knows who work in the region and inquire on my behalf about doing a ride along.  So yesterday I got an email from an officer telling me I was set up to do 3 ride alongs in Niagara Falls and that he would get me the paperwork I needed to fill out to me this week.  I'm so stoked you have no idea.

I'm not sure if this will be what it takes to push me off the fence and go through with trying out or if this will be enough to satiate my desires to be a cop.  Either way I'm gonna embrace it and love it!  I know Eric and my parents aren't too happy about this.  But I need to go through with it to see if this is my next step in life.  I need to scratch this itch.

Imagine me as a cop on a bad day when I'm in a mood (with weapons)?  Oh poor citizens.

I should probably learn the phonetic alphabet.


  1. ive always secretly wanted to branch into the law enforcement career - for the EXACT same reason.

    You know, i have a lot of friends who are cops in toronto - and they all keep telling me that they need more women!

    I think you should do it and slove crime on behalf of both of us.

  2. I'm pretty sure that if you switch from killing zombies to killing tangos you'll get a healthy start on the phonetic alphabet. I also recommend Old school rainbow six. I dunno about the newer ones but in the old rainbow six you used to set up waypoints using...wait maybe i'm wrong, maybe it was socom. Either way Killing tangos will be helpful.