Shayna’s Story

IMG_20150422_082004351_HDRI grew up reading Nancy Drew books, my grandfather’s true crime novels, and watching Charlie’s Angels. How could I not want to be a police officer?

I don’t sit still for very long, so I knew I needed a job that was different everyday. You can’t ask for a more varied job than a police officer. Now, after 21 years on the Omaha Police Department, this job is so much more than solving mysteries and arresting people. Some of my more rewarding times are when kids send me cards of appreciation when I work with them. They are always so happy and so grateful.

Every day I am able to leave at the end of my shift and say that I have helped out my community and the people in it in some way. Whether it is talking to a child in a bad situation or finding leads in a crime, there isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t feel like I was able to help someone in someway. This career is extremely intrinsically rewarding and I look forward to coming to work everyday to see what lies ahead.

Every day I am able to leave at the end of my shift and say that I have helped out my community and the people in it in some way.

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