I start the day in our other zone again with a quick breakfast. The morning gets off to a fairly routine start and I have time to conduct a few traffic stops. Surprisingly the theme of the morning was 3 drivers with no driver’s licenses. All 3 had been cancelled or revoked for one reason or another and all 3 were stopped because they had very obviously committed driving offenses in front of me.
With summer break starting a lot of people are taking time off and leaving town on vacation. No different for my platoon mates so we’re down a couple bodies but luckily so is Delta as a whole. First day shift was calm, a chance to tidy up on some paper work and follow ups.
I worked the Charlie shift again this block and it was quite busy. The shift started out fairly routine and we covered some patrol calls. While clearing from one, I noticed a suspicious male walking around a vehicle. Upon checking him we came across some drugs and stolen property in his vehicle. We arrested him, took him to cells to book in, photograph and fingerprint then release with a court date.
As a matter of habit we try and always have a quick early breakfast together in the zone. From my previous management experience I can tell you people bond over food and for a group of people who have to rely on each other in critical situations, this is essential. Having said that, everyone is aware and ready to get up and leave at a moments notice and pay for a meal uneaten should the need arise. We catch up on a personal level on what happened on our days off or vacation, we chat about things we want to get done during the block, find out what we can help each other with and there’s always some light-hearted jokes thrown in.