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CJ110 David Celeste Police Ride-Along-Narrative Essay My ride along experience was very informative. I learned a lot about the daily duties of a police officer, and some of the benefits of the job. Being a police officer is not as exciting as I thought it would be and requires a lot of paperwork. I learned there is a lot more aspects to being a police officer and that the gun fire and car chases as depicted on television is not an accurate portrayal of the everyday job. I did my ride-along with a Montgomery County police officer named Eric. Eric started working for Montgomery County at the age of 27, so he has been with the county for roughly 5 years. Eric transferred from a police department in Pennsylvania. Eric has been a police officer since the age of 21, and said he could not see himself doing anything else. Eric attended college for two years before he applied to the police academy. College was not a requirement, but he said you need to be at least 21 with a high school diploma. Eric spent 6 months at the police academy. He said it was one of the most challenging things he has done his whole life, but the training prepared him for the work. Eric also said that at the academy he learned stuff that he has not come across in his police career, but he is sure it will become useful one day. As a Montgomery County cop, Eric said he does 18 hours of annual training with 2 specializing in cultural diversity. Eric is bi-lingual. Eric was raised in a Spanish speaking home and not only speaks Spanish, but has taken lessons in Arabic since 9-11.
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I arrived at the police station on Friday night. I meet Officer Eric, and we went to
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CJ 110 taught by Professor Celeste during the Spring '08 term at Montgomery.

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