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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

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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

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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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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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The Guiltless Wonder

On the pages of a comic book and on screen in the movies, super heroes often have the power to do extraordinary things.

Super heroes come in all different shapes and sizes and they employ a varying degree of different specialties. Those that are immortalized in print and film tend to be able to save or change the world with their abilities and, generally speaking, we, as mere mortals, are unable to learn how to do what they do or even fully comprehend their greatness.

I happen to be more interested in the super heroes among us who have faced fears and conquered obstacles and, in the process, have become experts in mastering the challenges of everyday life. These super heroes are otherwise completely ordinary, except that they have developed powerful skills that help them effectively stare down the same fears and obstacles that deter and derail others.

The Guiltless Wonder is an example of one such super hero. He has effectively eliminated guilt from his life and his thought processes and, as a consequence, lives with a clear conscience and a powerful ability to assess situations and events for what they really are. His judgment is never clouded by second guesses and, because his mind is clear of guilt, he enjoys every new day for what it is and gets the most out of it.

You may ask how the Guiltless Wonder has achieved such an admirable skill. I asked him that very question and he was very happy to share his process and very confident that anyone who follows his process cam learn to do what he does and eliminate guilt from their life.

The Guiltless Wonder told me that he employs a three step process as part of every decision he makes.

  1. He pays attention to his instincts.
  2. He sets out to be understood rather than liked.
  3. He carefully deliberates before he finalizes his decision and takes action.

 

The success that the Guiltless Wonder has had in eliminating guilt is especially remarkable given the destructive nature of this formidable foe. As you may know all too well, guilt can be one of the biggest detractors you will face in your attempt to make good decisions on a consistent basis. When guilt is present, it can dampen your joy, subtract from your peace of mind, and rob you of the confidence that is essential as you move forward through life.

At its core, guilt is something that you feel when you regret an action or an event that has already taken place and cannot be changed. By the time you experience guilt, there is rarely anything that you can do about what has already occurred. Guilt is a harmful additive that is likely to have clouded your thoughts and created unnecessary anxiety for you at some point, if not on a regular basis.

A feeling of guilt can also compound whatever negative emotions you have about a prior event or decision by influencing decisions you try to make going forward. Now, instead of the event being an isolated case that is addressed and dealt with, guilt pervades other thoughts and actions and may project onto other people and situations that otherwise have nothing to do with the original event that gave rise to the guilt to begin with. This is the definition of taking a bad situation and making it much worse.

So, letโ€™s take a cue from the Guiltless Wonder and minimize the damage your feelings of guilt have already caused you by setting a course that will effectively block it from ever having undue influence over you again.

The first step that the Guiltless Wonder takes to steer clear of guilt is to be in tune with his instincts. He incorporated this idea into his decision making early on when one of his elementary school teachers instructed him not to change his answer on a test he was taking. His teacher cited some source or data that indicated that your first answer is usually the right answer. The Guiltless Wonder interpreted this suggestion as another way of saying that he should pay attention to his instincts and his instinctual answer is often the first one that comes to his mind.

While he always reserves the right to change his mind if new or more detailed information comes to light, he now knows that his first response is typically the one that is most natural and the one he arrives at before he may start to over think anything. If he has a natural or โ€œgutโ€ feeling for a direction that he may want to take or a decision that he needs to make, he takes a positive step toward avoiding guilt because he is following the course of action that came to him naturally and instinctively. There is no need to second-guess his actions if he simply is true to his instincts.

This is not to suggest that he simply gives way to his primal drive when it comes time to make a decision. His moral compass and his own will power also play a vital role.

The Guiltless Wonder never worries unnecessarily about what someone may think about him or the action that he takes. He realized long ago that whether he was liked or people liked what decisions he made was a highly subjective thing. If he based the validity of his decisions on what other people thought, he would face a constantly moving target and probably set himself up to always feel guilty.

Instead, and to the extent that other people can influence his desired outcomes, he determined that it would be far more worthwhile to focus on being understood. If his actions are understood, he stands a far better chance of avoiding a guilty feeling after having made a decision.

Developing an understanding of a situation, a circumstance, or a decision also helps him to clarify motives and reasoning. Even if someone doesnโ€™t agree with him, they will not be left to wonder why he ultimately did what he did. An understanding builds some common ground and, if that exists amongst people, there is much less room for guilt to develop.

The Guiltless Wonder develops an understanding with others simply by being able to articulate his thought process and explain what factors he considered and didnโ€™t consider. In order to do this effectively, he always takes care to carefully consider his options and the ramifications of his decisions prior to making them. Careful and considerate deliberation is yet another way for him to avoid feelings of guilt after the fact.

If he has done his homework up front and he is comfortable with the process that he went through to arrive at his decision, there just isnโ€™t much of an opportunity for guilt to develop. Once he has the confidence that he has taken all of the steps necessary to make a good and informed decision, there is no reason to worry about the course he has taken.

If there is an art to his decision-making it is that he makes choices with all of the passion and personalization that he can summon without letting his personal tie to the situation at hand cloud his judgment or dilute his conviction.

By being alert to and acting in concert with his instincts, setting out to be understood rather than liked, and employing careful deliberation when considering his options, the Guiltless Wonder has accomplished an extraordinary feat. He lives peacefully and guilt free and you can too if you follow his example.

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

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