Being a Police Officer has been the most rewarding experiences of my life. Being an officer requires following strict protocol and proceedures but everyday is different. I love the need to think on your feet and deal with intense real life crisis, it has made me a very well rounded, strong, hardworking individual. I have recently moved into a Central intelligence role from being a dedicated Ward Officer responsible for managing an area. I currently deal in the real time 24/7 Intelligence unit where we assist the entire organisation with analysing data, sharing necessary information and fast time research for serious crime.
I have learned how to continue to look at the big picture, work under extreme pressure and be creative when the odds are against you.
I have found the mangement in the MET to be made up of brilliant individuals who are overworked and under imense pressure. I greatly respected my management however I did not get the time and attention to detail that I needed at times due to the entire organisation being so stretched of resource
The positive side of the management failure is that I learned to manage myself.
The most difficult part of the job has been trying to manage demading circumstances and heavy responsability with little resources to do the job well.The most enjoyable part of the job are the moments when you have genuinely helped someone or dealt with a crime in w thorough and successful manner.
Interesting, challenging, rewarding
No work life balance, no resources