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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

11 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

11 hours ago

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

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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11 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

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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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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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Being There

Many years ago, when I was an undergraduate college student enjoying the heck out of my junior year, I was fortunate to be part of something that I will remember, with pride, forever.

In my college days, I was a member of a fraternity.ย  We werenโ€™t the biggest house on campus, and we were not considered a particularly talented group of guys when it came to academics or athletics.ย  We were, however, a pretty close-knit crew.ย  This is still the case all these years later as I consider several of my fraternity brothers as my best friends to this day.

We were close-knit in the sense that we hung out with each other, stuck up for each other, and generally exhibited the best traits that you associate with being part of a group of people united by common interests and an appreciation for the time and the place and a cause, in this case our fraternity.

At the beginning of my junior year, we were talking about goals and things that we could do to make that year particularly memorable.ย  As part of that discussion, we talked about what it would take to win the intramural fraternity sports championship, which was a year-long competition involving every sport offered.ย  This would be no small task, given the shortcomings of our overall size and lack of athletic abilities, and the fact that, as far as we knew, our house had never been crowned as sports champions in our long history on campus.

The more we thought about it, however, the more apparent it became that if we committed to participate in every sport, regardless of our skill set or how well we would do in each individual or team competition, we would earn points for showing up and representing our house.ย  ย We figured that if we made it a point to field individual and teams in every sport throughout the year, we would gain an advantage over every other house.

That quickly became the mission and it took every single member of our house to commit to it.ย  We mapped out every sport and when it was offered.ย  We sought and obtained buy-in from everyone and then we drew up the rosters for each team sport and, where possible, fielded multiple teams for each of those sports.ย  We filled the maximum number of slots we were allowed for each individual sport.

We posted reminders for upcoming games and the results from every contest as well as the standings for overall points earned amongst all the fraternities on campus, of which there were thirty-three.

We also made sure that we had fans at every event, our own fraternity brothers and anyone else who was interested and available.ย  Sometimes, we did very well and sometimes we were routed.ย  Sometimes, the results were disappointing because we expected to do better and sometimes, we exceeded our expectations.

For my part, letโ€™s just say that I was known more for my effort and mental fortitude than for my athleticism, which was and still is essentially non-existent.ย  I did play every single team sport that year and I did successfully return to competitive swimming for the first time since I had double shoulder surgery at the end of my sophomore year in high school.ย  I also was humiliated on the racquetball court and trounced in a few other events that I am trying to forget.

We had a lot of fun.ย  The house was probably closer that year than had ever been the case previously.ย  Everybody did his part, and in the end, we did it!ย  We won the fraternity intramural championship, purely by being more committed to the goal and outhustling every other house in the process.

Before you think that I am writing about this purely to the relive the glory days of college, let me get to the point.ย  Despite the challenges and the unprecedented nature of the objective, we prevailed.ย  Despite a lack of talent, we came out on top.ย  We won because we were committed to being there.ย  We committed to the goal.ย  We committed to the work that it took to achieve the goal.ย  We committed to each other.

The bottom line is that being there is more important than just about anything else you can ever do.

At its foundation, being there is the first fundamental step.ย  You cannot progress through school without being there on a regular basis.ย  You cannot advance in your career without showing up for work.ย  It would be impossible to be an effective parent if you never spent time with your children.

Despite all of this, the importance of being there is often dismissed.ย  In recent years, thanking someone for being there has been equated to rewarding them just for showing up. ย Let me be clear on this.ย  There is a big difference between handing out a trophy to every participant simply for being physically present and the rewards that you earn when you are a committed, unconditional, active participant toward the achievement of your goals and those of your teammates, co-workers, and family.

You cannot be a good student if you donโ€™t go to school.ย  Over the years, and especially now, school has been more broadly defined.ย  Even in the broadest definition of school and what that definition is to you, success as a student is predicated on the participation and commitment of that student.

You cannot be an effective leader if you do not spend time with your co-workers every day.ย  It is impossible to get to know anyone without spending time with them, asking them questions, observing their strengths, and seeking ways to put them in a position to succeed.ย  You may not always make the right decision, but you have a much better chance for doing so when you spend time with your team.

When it comes to parenting, it is even more important to be there.ย  In all my experiences and adventures, I have never been more humbled than I have been as a father.ย  At one time or another, I have second-guessed almost every decision I have ever made. ย Whatever pre-conceived notions I had entering parenthood have, at a minimum, been challenged.ย  Things that I thought I knew with absolute certainty have become uncertain in my mind.

Sometimes, the only absolute thing that I have going for me as a parent is my knowledge that I have been there for my kids.ย  I have been there every step of the way and they have never had to question whether I was interested in them, or if I cared about them, or if I wanted to be involved in their lives.ย  Iโ€™ve been there.ย  It means everything to me, and I know that it means a lot to them as well.

When you reflect on the best and/or the most impactful times of your life, think about who you were there for and who was there for you.ย  The most meaningful relationships you have are always forged during these times and they form the basis for what endures in your memory.

You may not remember a specific test that you aced, but you will likely remember who helped you study for it.ย  You may not remember the details of a business plan or strategy session, but you will remember who was on the team that helped you achieve the goals that you set.

Being there isnโ€™t the only step necessary to take if you want to find purpose and meaning in your life, but it is the most important one and it is not out of reach for anyone.

Everyone is capable of being there.

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

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