Mentors Made in Heaven—Cops in the Wings
Many among aspiring, present, or retired law enforcement officers can say they had one or more beat cops or TV characters role-modeling heroic police work when growing up as a kid. I was enamored by NYPD cops while growing up in New York City, thus I, for one, can attest to this.
My police career was intentionally predicated on lacing up my duty boots to then place myself in others’ shoes, trying to glean their perspective from where they stood…doing what they were doing—a study, of sorts. Course correction is a staple ingredient among the solutions cops implore and deliver.