Tuesday, September 8, 2015


What are you going to do when you retire?  Travel is a good answer, but it often only last a year or two and then you run out of places to go.  Fix up the house it good too, but unless you are handy there is only so much you can do yourself.  Even if you are handy, you can only paint the living room so many times.

Sometimes police retire pretty early, in their forties or fifties.  Have you considered another career with a different agency?  Perhaps doing something very different from what you do now?  Perhaps parole, or probation, or as a ranking officer at another agency.  Perhaps even as a chief on a very small department.

Many times officers have only vague ideas about what they want to do, perhaps fish, or hunt.  That's okay for some of the time, but must people can't fish every day.  You need to have a plan.  Officers often retire and get bored or depressed, and sometimes kill themselves.  Find something to do when you retire, a reason to get up in the morning; that's what the SGT Says.

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