I have a birthday this week. Not an especially significant one but, nonetheless, a prompt to pause and think for just a moment or two. About work. About life. About the things that really matter.
Almost 47 years of life. Almost 25 years of policing.
And there are some things I’ve been learning along the way.
It’s People Stupid
I won’t tire of repeating this one.
People matter more than anything else. Those we serve and those we serve alongside.
People matter more than performance charts. They matter more than meetings. They matter more than deadlines – more than yesterday’s headlines. This Job is all about people. And they simply have to matter more.
Every contact leaves a trace.
Courage is not the Absence of Fear
You come across some astonishingly brave people in this line of work: men and women who have risked everything for the sake of both friends and strangers.
Then there are those who have paid the greatest price of all.
And here’s the thing. None of them was unafraid. But they responded to...
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