Why did I decide to go back to school?
In this paper I will discuss three key factors that influenced my choice to enroll
back into a college program. This paper will also include my current status update as
well as my future plans once my degree is obtained as well as the obstacles faced with
Currently I have been in my position as a Police Officer for the City of Detroit for
roughly nine and one half years. During this time I have had the chance to work on a
number of different details from undercover, parade and other special details, to desk
duty. When one first enters into a job like mine the youthful adrenaline kicks in and you
want to do it all and conquer the world. However, after awhile one become jaded and
complacent, even stagnant almost. Once that process starts one begins to evaluate where
they are and what they like and what they wish to become. Kicking in doors, drug busts,
and foot pursuits no longer are enough. No longer do these times of things bring one the
type of fulfillment that once did; at least not for me. I now have more than myself to
consider and give account for. I now have my three year old daughter to think about. I
know and realize that I have to keep the ball moving and rolling, that the wheels of my
life must keep spinning and I can't stop here. I need to continue to develop my skills as
well as gain new ones to advance my career.
With the rise in unemployment and a growing family of my own, I see just how
critical job security is. When I first entered this profession it was my first career
employment and I was considered at that time to be the cream of the crop. I had
youthfulness, some college as well as a military background on my side.
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In today's society that just won't cut it as more people are seeking higher educations... [continues]
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