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Old 10 February 2020, 11:06
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Originally Posted by 18C4V View Post
I hate to say it then, but you need to promote up. You can make a difference as a Patrol Sergeant, sure you'll have to spend time on a desk as the junior Sgt or perform the many duties of a junior Sgt, but that happens in every organization. Eventually you could be a or The Senior Sgt calling the shots at your station/assignment and still get out behind the desk to do police work.

I personally think the best rank is the Sergeant (more stability, continuity, etc)...buffer between the Officers and Management.
A friend of mine made it to assistant chief of TPD and commanded every division in the department. He recently retired after 25-years and I asked him if he missed it. His response was he missed working the streets, not the last dozen years of working the desk.
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