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01-01-11, 11:19 PM
I recently quit my job as a police officer after eight years of service. I was burned out and recently lost my best friend, who was a fellow law enforcement officer, in a motor vehicle crash. I thought this was the best thing for me to do but after four months off of the job, I am verry unhappy. I am looking for some advice from a veteran law enforcement officer to help me with my decision to go back into law enforcement or not.
Thank you all and be safe!
01-02-11, 01:02 AM
Sorry for you loss, and welcome to RP!
The only one who can make that decision is you, to tell the truth. Do you think you're ready again?
01-02-11, 07:29 AM
Why were you burned out? What would be different if you went back? Would you fall back into that same attitude?
I'm sorry about the loss of your friend. I lost several of mine over the years and motor vehicle accidents seem to be what kills most police officers.
This is a job you need to enjoy doing, if not you're miserable and you make everyone else around you miserable. I'm not saying don't do it, but I would suggest really thinking hard about why you needed to quit before and what can you do to make it better if you go back. Everyone else will still be the same, the command, your peers, the public, etc. The only person you can change is you.
Good luck in your decision.
You've already received good advice so I won't give you any. Good luck with what you decide to do, just make sure that it's right for you.
Maybe you should consider going to a different PD. Start over by starting over.