Working solo can have its benefits...

Working solo can have its benefits. Not just as a police officer- in any job really. No matter what you do for a living, there will undoubtedly be times when you'll be forced to work or interact with people that just drive you crazy!

When you are a cop on the road however, working with someone that you don't get along with can be a nightmare. After all, you're sitting in a car just a couple feet away from one another.

Depending on how you guys interact, it can really be a pain. After all, this job can be tough enough as it is...


So its the start of your shift. You're sitting in the briefing room with the other guys and in the middle of roll call. You're given your assignment. Guess what? You find out you're solo today! AWESOME! Why? Cause over the last two days you've been saddled with a jackass that is irritating as hell.

One of the best things about being solo is that when you are on patrol, you can choose to do what you want without having to concern yourself with what your partner wants. If the partner that you would have been with are on the same page, have lots in common and have the same style of policing, then it wouldn't be a problem.

But, if you're a go getter, and your partner sits back and doesn't want to do anything, it can become a problem.

When you're working alone, you can patrol the areas that you want and do what you want. (If you want to check out a rougher area though, it's still going to be safer with a partner though.)

Some police officers like to do traffic type stuff- speeding tickets, parking tickets etc...

Others like to patrol around and look for dope dealers...

Others just like to cruise around a look for chicks...

Everyone is a bit different, so sometimes working solo really does have its benefits- just to have some space to yourself and do your own thing.

But remember, when you are on your own, you are still part of a team, and you depend on your teammates as much as they depend on you!

 

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