You're one of four officers on a small-town police force. Sometimes you have to pull a double shift because one of your coworkers went hunting without telling anyone. You'll let it slide as long as he brings you some meat for the freezer.
You've moved on to a shift supervisor position in a small-city department. You like running the show during your 10-hour stint, but you're drowning in paperwork and bureaucracy. You didn't sign up for this garbage.
Finally, you're Chief of Police in a decent-sized Midwestern city. Now you tell others what to do. You ride in parades, appear on TV, and finish your online master's degree in criminal justice administration.
You resigned your Chief's job to head up a new criminal justice program at the local community college. You also started a sports program for at-risk youth, which helps you reconnect with your community.
Now you teach criminal justice courses at a big-city university. You also work with canine teams at the local police academy, and you can't imagine a better job. Four of your at-risk kids have graduated from college with honors.