Last night’s class was again exciting to say the least. It’s amazing what goes on in your city that you’re never aware of, thanks to those people whose jobs it is to protect its citizens. Really. Next time you see a police officer, stop and say thank you, buy their lunch or if you happen to live in their neighborhood, mow their grass, shovel their snow, etc. These people are awesome. They deserve as much thanks as they can get.
For instance, this particular team of special ops is required to be 80% accurate in their shooting abilities. Now think about that. It’s an 80% chance that they’ll hit the bad guy when they shoot at him. Well, this team didn’t like that percentage so they raised the bar themselves and hold themselves and their fellow teammates to a 95% accuracy. I feel a little safer knowing that I, an innocent bystander, is not as likely to be shot by accident.
The full-time people are on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty-five days a year. The rest rotate a week at a time.
Thanks to a very generous benefactor, the unit has an awesome crime vehicle. Can’t tell you all about it as that would be putting the lives of the men who use it in danger, but I can tell you if I were a criminal I’d find another occupation! Because your chances of surviving are nil.
And people, beware of who is living around you! The guy in the townhouse next door is making explosives – enough to blow up two-three city blocks. The guy in the house next to him is cooking meth. What a great combination of neighbors!
If your town offers a civilian academy, by all means go through it. It’s definitely an eye opener.