While this has been a great career for me this is not a career for just anyone. There are obstacles and sacrifices that are made by police officers every day. Officers work 24/7 so there are holidays and family events that are sometimes missed due to this career. But also there is a great sense of family within the department. Family away from home. We help one another with childcare issues or everyday life issues. We all help each other with the sacrifices to help one another, the department, and the community.
At the same time, it can be one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet. You have the opportunity to change someone's life, to help get them out of a situation when they thought there were no other options. The more diverse a police department is the more successful it will be as the officers can relate better to the community they serve. Having female officers is essential for that diversity.