Saturday, November 20, 2010


CC and I have been in a debate about uniforms.  CC has 4 pairs of pants, 3 short sleeve shirts, and 2 long sleeved shirts.  He rotates each uniform daily so he doesn't wear the same one more than one day in a row.  Which makes complete sense.  But, the kicker is that he washes each uniform MAYBE once a month.  YUCK!  He patrols in these uniforms 8 hours at a time, and he doesn't wash it until it's had at least 32 hours or wearing time????  He says because he's not sweating, it's not a big deal, but I'm thinking of all the body oils that are seeping into the fabric.  Oh my gosh.  YUCK! YUCK! YUCK!

His response - this is just cops do it. 

Does anyone else see this pattern with their men????

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I just noticed that I haven't posted anything on here since September 18th!!  OH MY GOSH!  I am so sorry!  :)

Yes, we're still alive.  CC has been on his own now for nearly 2 months.  I think he's had his good days and bad days, but that's to be expected.

Here are some interested points that have happened in the last 2 months:

  • CC has been a little discouraged lately because his administration is slowly taking away the things that are most exciting at his department.  The most recent was that they can't confirm warrants from other agencies. (of course unless it's a felony!  This applies mainly to traffic warrants.)  This was the majority of their arrests on campus, and it was also a way of practicing their handcuffing skills and arrest techniques.  But, now they can't.  When CC was hired, a whole new administration was also hired.  When they arrived, they opened up a lot of the things that had been previously taken away, but now, once again, they are taking them away. 
  • CC also went to Bicycle School.  Yes, a whole week to learn to ride a bike!  So now, he's on campus, in the middle of the night, riding a bike.  Running traffic from his bike.  Sneaking up on suspicious situations on a bike.  It's kind of humorous to me!  When he told me he pulled over a car on his bike, I just laughed!  I would have a hard time being someone that would pull over if a cop was trying to pull me over on a bicycle with 2 little lights on it.  But, he says the campus knows the bike uniforms and knows they are legit.  Whatever!  Of course now, getting into the winter, it's a little too chili for CC to want to be on the bike.
  • CC also had his first court appearance.  He had a DWI during his FTO that he had to go to an ALR hearing for.  (If I understand this correctly, if you get a DWI, your license is suspended and taken.  Then, you have to go to an ALR hearing in order to see if you deserve to get it back or not.  Then, if you still plead not guilty, it will go on to trial.)  I guess this is just part of the job.  It seems to be something that happens pretty regularly.  I was really nervous for him, just because I remember when I had jury duty earlier this year for a felony murder case, and those lawyers were so hard on the police officers.  They tried to put words in their mouths, they tried to manipulate questions and answers, they questioned their authority and reasoning.  Granted, the trial I was involved in happened 2 years previous, so I can't imagine all the things that had happened since then and all they could rely on was their notes.  Which CC realized that he needed to take better notes!  When he looked back on his report before the hearing, he realized that he wished he had been more detail oriented in his notes, not just checking boxes.  At least he figured that out now for future occurrences. 
  • CC seems to think that more crazy people need to move on to his campus. I'm not sure I agree, except for the fact that I don't want him to be bored.
  • CC has bought more equipment and gadgets.  Now that he has his bicycle belt, he has to have different holders or something.  So, as I'm checking through the bank account, I have noticed several charges to different places.  It makes me laugh, but I know it's part of the job.  I know when I started teaching I constantly went to the teacher store.  That has since warn off, but I'm not sure CC's newness will.  I think it's just part of being in a job with mostly men who like gadgets and always have something new to buy!
  • Turns out, one of the kids I teach, her mom is the night dispatcher for CC!  A little ironic, but kind of cool.  She found me at school one day and just had wonderful things to say about CC.  She said he's the newest, but already one of the best.  It made me feel proud!  Then, it was a little weird that the kid came back later on to say she'd met my husband at an event on campus!  Oh well! 

That's about it!  I'm still keeping up reading most of my cop wife blogs, so keep them coming!  I'll try to do better and try not to make it 2 months before I post again!  (but, I do have to say that a lot of things have been going on in our personal lives, so I'm not surprised this blog has been on the backburner - but I know, it's no excuse!)