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Welcome and thank you, Officer Culianos! Stay safe!

Welcome and thank you, Officer Culianos! Stay safe!Join us in welcoming Officer Anthony Culianos to Nanuet! Officer Culianos is the new School Resource Officer (SRO) at A. MacArthur Barr Middle School. He has been with the Clarkstown Police Department since 2014 and is now part of the #NUFSD family! #newtonanuet ... See MoreSee Less

12 hours ago

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Thanks prayers stay safe and well in Jesus name

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Congratulations Lord PLZ keep him safe in this cruel world๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Welcome,be safe

Thank you!
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Thank you from a Breast Cancer survivor...God survivor...God Bless you all......

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Hello and thank you, K-9 Vita! Stay safe!

Hello and thank you, K-9 Vita! Stay safe!We are excited to introduce our newest partner in crime-fighting: Meet K-9 "Vita" from the Czech Republic, who specializes in drug detection. Let's give her a warm welcome! #toledopolice ... See MoreSee Less

12 hours ago

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๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Welcome!

Hi there Gorgeous ! Stay Safe and watch over Your Partner / Handler.๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

This is so precious!!!!
Stay safe, K9 Jocko! and K9 Officer Prichard!

This is so precious!!!!
Stay safe, K9 Jocko! and K9 Officer Prichard!๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ Exciting Adventures with K9 Jocko! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’ช

Check out this pawsome pic of K9 Officer Prichard with our incredible K9 Jocko! ๐Ÿถโšก๏ธ This dynamic duo just proved that Jocko is more than just an amazing apprehension and narcotics detection K9, he's also an emotional support pup for his handler! ๐Ÿฅฐ

In this photo, you can see K9 Officer Prichard holding Jocko's paw while typing up a police report. Jocko knows that writing reports can be tough, so he's right there by his handler's side, providing that much-needed support. Talk about teamwork! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ

We're incredibly grateful to have such a talented and caring K9 like Jocko on our force. He's always ready to lend a helping paw and make a positive impact in our community. Together, K9 Jocko and Officer Prichard continue to keep our streets safe and bring smiles to our faces. Good boy, Jocko! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’™

#k9handler #k9jocko #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #emotionalsupportpup #plainfieldpd #havingfun
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12 hours ago

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๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Beautiful Thank You

Awwww

What a beautiful picture of a very special moment! Congratulations and thank you both!! Stay safe!

What a beautiful picture of a very special moment! Congratulations and thank you both!! Stay safe!From the New Port Richey Police Department. Like father, like daughter! Officer Negersmith is following the footsteps of her dad, who has spent his entire career in law enforcement. An affinity for policing seems to run in the family. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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Thanks prayers stay safe and well in Jesus name

Salute๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Awesome stat safe ๐Ÿ’™

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท

Be safe and thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Be safe and thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

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Thank you, #Hero!

Thank you, #Hero!Night side Officer Roman was happy to reunite an important family member with their family tonight ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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Awesome๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

Good Bless you

Congratulations!

Congratulations!Congratulations to the South Suburban Association Chiefs of Police 2023-2024 Executive Board Members! #NOBLEProud ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago
Congratulations! Thank you! Stay safe!

Congratulations! Thank you! Stay safe!Last year these three chose to fill out an application and toss their name into our candidate pool. Jump forward to today, they have completed their Field Training Program and start solo patrol, serving our awesome community. Congratulations to Officer Talg, Officer Frick and Officer Shoemaker. Thank you for choosing #Wausau! ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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Congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ

Welcome and thank you, K9 Batman and Officer Dillard! Stay safe!

Welcome and thank you, K9 Batman and Officer Dillard! Stay safe!Meet K9 Batman! K9 Batman is a German Shepard mix and is approximately 2 years old. His handler is Officer Dillard and he is one of our new Greene County Jail K9s.

K9 Batman is also featured on our newest Greene County Jail K9 Swag! This apparel can be purchased from The CrackerJack Shack using the link below!

www.crackerjackshack.com/gcsok9

This is a pre-sale. Orders will be produced and shipped after the selling period ends. A portion of every sale goes to the Greene County Sheriffโ€™s Office K9 Unit.
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2 days ago

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Salute๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

โค๏ธ

Ty

Looking Good. Now, Go get the Bad Guys and find all those Drugs.

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Welcome, K-9 Havik Officer Stockdale! Thank you! Stay safe!Image attachment

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2 days ago

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Welcome! Congratulations on your new job! Stay safe!

Salute๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Awesome duo ๐Ÿ’™

Awesome

Beautiful ๐Ÿ˜

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Rest in Peace, K-9 Rico. Thank you for your service, #Hero 
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Rest in Peace, K-9 Rico. Thank you for your service, #Hero
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2 days ago

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So very sorry for ur loss๐Ÿ’”may he rest in eternal peace over the rainbow bridge๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”

๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

RIP Rico

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2 days ago
Congratulations! Thank you! Stay safe!

Congratulations! Thank you! Stay safe!The Lovington Police Department would like to extend a warm welcome and introduce Officer Berenice Vega to our community.

Officer Vega was born in Jerecuaro Guanajuato, Mexico and came to the United States when she was 9 years old. Officer Vega graduated from Lovington High School in 2017 and was granted citizenship in 2018. Officer Vega will begin our Field Training Program and attend the Southeastern New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy at a later date.

We are delighted to have Officer Vega join our ranks at the Lovington Police Department!
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5 days ago

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Thank you Sir for your service to your community..... Enjoy your retirement... God Bless you and your family.....

Congratulations

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Salute๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก

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Thank you, SRO, Private Chestnut! Stay safe!

Thank you, SRO, Private Chestnut! Stay safe!Congratulations to our newly promoted School Resource Officer, Private Chestnut. Thank you for keeping us safe and mentoring our students. We appreciate you!
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6 days ago

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๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท

Salute and Honor

Congratulations

Thanks prayers stay safe and well in Jesus name

Congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ

Congratulations!!!๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฟ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations lord keep her n r kids safe in this cruel world๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

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Way to go, K9 Freddie!! Thank you!

Way to go, K9 Freddie!! Thank you!๐ŸŽต"Another One Bites the Dust," ๐ŸŽถby Freddie Mercury. Dog of the month, Madison, WI Police K9 Freddie is still in his rookie year. Of course the old veterans can be counted on...but with a new pup (and a new handler!), there is always a bit of doubt until they prove themselves in the field.
On K9 Freddie's first search warrant assignment - his SECOND call ever in his young career - he was asked to bring his nose to search a house & garage.
He immediately indicated on an old can of paint in a very messy garage. Officers were skeptical; the weight of the can didn't seem to match his response. But, "Trust Your Dog" is a maxim to live by. When they opened the can, they found a kilo of cocaine, wrapped tightly in plastic bags!
Hiding drugs in old paint cans is intended to mask the smell of the drug. Ha! Rookie Freddie was not fooled for a second. Home run first time at bat. Welcome to the team Freddie!

Madison Police Department Keeping K-9s in Kevlar #k9freddie #freddiemercury #whatanose #rookieyear #anotheronebitesthedust #berbeewalsh #trainhardworkhard #fieldtested #passedthetest #teammember
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6 days ago

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Beautiful dog

job well done Freddie....stay safe and long prormising life for you and your partner

Great job,K-9 Freddie! โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Besutiful salute๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿซก๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

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Freedom of Familiarity?

As I may have mentioned on a few occasions, sometimes an idea for an article pops into my head and the words immediately pour out.ย  Other times, I get the idea and all the words roll around in my head for a while before they eventually assemble in a cohesive way.ย  What you are about to read falls into the latter category.ย  As you read it, you will likely understand why this composition crystalized at this time.

Every one of us has a comfort zone, a place where we find peace, safety, love, and happiness.ย  Your comfort zone may be your home or anywhere you happen to be in the same place as your spouse or your best friend.ย  ย Your comfort zone may be your favorite vacation spot or your local coffee house.ย  Wherever you are most likely to feel your best, strongest, most confident self on full display, that is your comfort zone.

Your comfort zone is likely different than mine, but there are almost certainly common threads amongst our definitions.ย  I mentioned a few of them already; peace, love, happiness, strength, confidence.ย  How about familiarity?ย  When you have familiarity with someone or something, you are free to be yourself and when you are true to yourself, you are the best version of yourself.

When you exist in this zone, you can accomplish great things.ย  The confidence that you feel in your comfort zone should liberate you from your inhibitions and help you to unlock your potential and challenge yourself to learn more and expand your horizons.ย  After all, if it does get scary as you progress forward, you can always come back to your comfort zone.

Unfortunately, it doesnโ€™t always work this way.ย  Whether it is the allure of all that comfort and peace or a desire to shelter yourself from anything that might disappoint or frustrate you, you may very well be tempted to stay in that zone as much as possible once you have found it.

However, you view your comfort zone and whatever amount of time you spend in it, ask yourself this question.ย  Would your feelings about it and the time you spend there change if you couldnโ€™t leave?ย  If you suddenly did not have any choice, but to stay in your comfort zone, would the familiarity of it set you free or trap you?

My view on my comfort zone is analogous to a lap top and its docking station.ย  The purpose of the laptop is to create mobility and versatility for you and the tasks that you need to complete.ย  When the laptop has done its job for the day and its battery power begins to wane, you pop it snugly back into itโ€™s docking station where it re-charges, syncs up, and gets ready for the next day.

When the laptop works in concert with its docking station, it is perfectly suited for the tasks at hand.ย  If it never docked, it would never sync with the broader system to which it is attached, and it would ultimately run out of charge and value to you.ย  Conversely, if the laptop never left the docking station, there would be no point in having one because the reasons you own it would be negated by the complete lack of mobility and versatility now trapped in the docking station.

In my mind, if you choose to never leave your comfort zone you are negating the value of your comfort zone and resigning yourself to a life of perpetually untapped potential, limited or no opportunity for growth, and confinement in place of freedom.ย  The only decision you are making in this scenario is the decision to stay where you are.ย  I guess that because you are making that choice, you could fool yourself into thinking that you have chosen to be where you are.ย  But, what if that choice is taken away?

The power of choice and the freedom to make your own decisions are the greatest and most powerful freedoms you have.ย  If that power is taken from you for a short amount of time for a cause or a reason that you understand, chances are great that you would still be willing to sacrifice your decision making for the greater good.

What if the circumstances arenโ€™t so clear and the time frame is even fuzzier?ย  How long would you be willing to make that sacrifice and what would you want in exchange for making it?

Adverse and difficult times have a way of bringing the best out of you.ย  It might be because they cause you to look at yourself and the world around you in a different way or that they create a different focus for you.ย  Sometimes, the challenges you face are simplified when there is one overriding factor that looms so large, you have no choice but to stand together with those around you and face it.

Friends and family are typically front and center during tough times.ย  If you appreciated them before facing those tough times, you probably appreciate them even more so while you face those times and if you were taking them for granted, you may realize that and make it a point to let them know how much they really mean to you.

As we all face these difficult times together, confined to our individual comfort zones and temporarily deprived of many of our basic and most powerful freedoms, letโ€™s make it a point not to let those same comfort zones trap us now or on the other side of this adversity.

We may have to be resolved to our physical confinement and restrictions for the foreseeable future, but that does not mean that our mental and emotional beings need to be confined by those same restraints.

I am going to make it a point to continue to find ways to expand my mind, harness my emotions, and strengthen my resolve to be a better person in the short and long term.ย  What are you going to do?

Scott Arney
Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Patrolmenโ€™s Federal Credit Union

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