Monday, September 22, 2014

Time Off

Did you go to church today?  Did you spend time with the family?  Did you do something besides police work?  While good cops see police work as a lifestyle and a way if life, it can't be your whole life.

Someday you will have to retire, because you get hurt, or because you will be too old.  When you do, it's too late to meet the family, pick up a hobby or figure out what to do with the rest of your life.  I have known many officers who when they retired when right back to police work someplace else because they could not stand being retired.

Stress is very bad for your health.  Having police work on your mind all the time is not good for you.  You get days off and vacation days for a reason.  That reason is so that you can relax, decompress and have some time away from work.  Don't let be police work the only reason you live; that's what the SGT Says.

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