Friday, July 24, 2009

It's all relative!

First of all, I love this post from Natalie at Walking a Thin Blue Line. CC has had many conversations with experienced officers about carrying a gun off duty, and it's very interesting to hear what others have had to say on it. I have a little while before I will have to adjust, but it has definitely been a topic of disucssion between us.

CC has been scheduled for 40 hour weeks, however, due to a small force and lack of personnel, he has been given many opportunities to work over time. In one week, he has already put in 20 extra hours! And it will be no different next week! :) I'm just glad this is still all very new and exciting to him, so he doesn't get burnt out quickly!

So CC started a few weeks back, and since he started at the new department, he has had many changes in his job "description." Since he won't be attending Academy until January, he has been put on guard duty. There was an attempted sexual assault where he works, so he had to jump start his move into this guard duty spot. Basically, he's patrolling one 4 story building for 8-16 hours at a time! I'm not sure how exciting that would be to me, but CC always comes home with a new story for the day!

Since the attempted assault, CC and his partner have been trying to investigate (on their own, mind you) to try to figure out what happened and who it could have been (the "groper" as we like to refer to him has not been caught). So, basically, any time there is a lead or development in the case, he comes home with a new story! I have especially enjoyed learning procedures of traffic stops, and knowing what actually happens behind the scenes (with dispatch and reasons for different actions). CC is learning a lot about how the radio is run and how different procedures are completed.

Usually at some point during his shift, I will text him to see how things are going. Sometimes his response is very bland, and others it is "there's been some excitement today!" (or something along those lines). I am of course thinking they've solved a case, there was some criminal activity, or something big. So, when he gets home, I'm waiting to see what this "excitement" is, and of course it's the first thing I ask him about. However....I have quickly learned that this "excitement" is all relative!

The first case of this: "There were some kids that were practicing break dancing moves on the bridge with their music. I had to go tell them to find a new place."

That's it.

All 8 hours.

Excitement, huh?!

I'm learning! :)

(PS: I'm thinking that I probably need to enjoy this type of "excitement" while it lasts before he becomes a patrolling officer and is faced with much harsher situations.)


  1. Thanks for the shout-out and I've realized that part of the cop "excitement" is mostly "you had to be there" more than anything. Plus, I don't have the same sense of humor as my cop in, I like humor with more wit in it and he likes his humor extremely dry and testoterone-driven. I guess we balance each other out being opposites!

  2. Thanks Doll for the comment;) How exciting for you..It's amazing how quickly the time went while my husband was in the Academy and than before ya know it you are there sitting at his graduation cermony hearing him get swore in and than they give him the badge and...TA! DA! He's a Offical Police Man....;0 Of course now I'm in the phase with him of the Officer Field Training program which is suppose to last for him 5mnths but he's on the accelerated month program because there is such a shortage of officers in my hubbs P.D.. So the past few days I've been learning ...Me quizing him on what which codes mean what and signals...:) Joy! SOrry this is so long..I problyshould blog about it on myblog...ha ha..Take Care and Godbless ya*

  3. I always thought my hubs had it bad, patroling 1 1/2 mile square in the city department he used to work in. But patroling one building! That has got to get old. Glad he is excited about it. My husband lost that excitement but has regained it with a new job.