Thursday, September 16, 2010

Chief of Police!

That just has a nice little ring to it, doesn’t it?!?!

So, here’s the deal Lucille! You fellow police wives KNOW what a long process it is to become a police officer…it’s horrendous. It takes almost as long to switch to another police department as well, only thing you don’t have to do is go through the academy again. That’s how it is around here anyway.

Josh has been working for the city he works for now for two years(we’re gonna call it City #1), before that he worked at TPD for like four years I think. City #1 is great, but it’s about a 45 minute drive from our house and since hubby was used to being really busy at TPD, he’s a little bored at City #1 because there’s just not much going on. So, Hubby decided to apply to a city that’s 10 minutes from our house(we’re gonna call it City #2) several months ago…I don’t even remember how long it’s been!

A few months into the hiring process Hubby and I were having a date night to PF Changs. On the way to the restaurant he said to me, “If City #2 offers me a job I am going to go to the Mayor of City #1 and tell them I will stay if I can have the Chief position when the current one retires.” I told him he was nuts. Not that I mind him being chief, I just thought that would never happen.

The hiring process continued on and he never said anything else about the chief position. Then it really started to look like City #2 was going to offer him a job. Meanwhile, City #1’s Chief(Josh’s Boss) came to him and told him that he knew Josh was thinking about leaving and that he just wanted him to know that he had talked to the mayor about Josh being City #1’s next chief when he retires in about 3 years……and the mayor agreed that Josh should be the next chief….. So, Josh never even had to mention that he was interested!

Awww snap! Just call me the Chief’s Chief! hahaha!

This week City #2 has offered Josh a job. So, it’s decision making time for sure. You may think that he would automatically take the Chief position. That’s not the case. At all. City #1 has to agree to several stipulations before Josh takes that position(he will be Assistant Chief until the current Chief retires). I really don’t know if they are going to be able to do everything that Josh needs them to do in order to keep him there.

And, I really would rather him be at City #2 for my selfish reason that I just want him closer to home. I really think he would be happier at City #2 because Josh is a “go get ‘em” type of police officer…he loves a good foot pursuit. They make him so excited….and me so nervous!

On the other hand he would make a GREAT Chief. And even if he goes to City #2 now, I don’t think that will rule him out as the new chief when City #1’s chief retires…

The decision is totally in his hands….I’ll keep y’all posted!

xoxo and I feel so much better for getting all that out,

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