I wish I had saved the stories I wrote down during this time. It was mega cool stuff that I will promise to write about here asap. To say the least, it was really awesome being able to drive a cop car on the streets and just patrol the neighborhoods. Though I wasn’t allowed to physically pull people over, I would regularly pull up very close to them just to mess around. I would even park off to the side and pretend I was using radar to check their speed.
I entered the Auxiliary police because at the time I wanted to be a cop. So this was not only fun to be a part of, but it gave me some insight into what law enforcement was all about and whether or not I had what it takes to join this industry. Turns out I didn’t.
I wasn’t a fan of the politics, didn’t like the potential hours if I became a real cop, didn’t like the ‘numbers game’ (to be hired you had to pass a test with a certain score), and physically I wasn’t in the best shape to do it anyway.