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Happy birthday, K9 Apollo! Stay safe!

Happy birthday, K9 Apollo! Stay safe!We said yesterday there was another birthday boi coming up!! Today is K9 Apollo’s 2nd Birthday!!

Not often that you have back-to-back birthdays of such good bois!!!! Everyone wish K9 Apollo the happiest of birthdays!

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Thank you!
#TelecommunicationsWeek!

Thank you!
#telecommunicationsweek!Big shoutout to all the amazing dispatchers keeping us safe and connected on #TelecommunicationsWeek! Your hard work does not go unnoticed 🚨📞💼

Dispatcher Cora Thorp has served this department for over 10 years. Thank you Cora for your dedication.
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Happy, happy birthday, K9 Ace!! Stay safe!Image attachmentImage attachment

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National Police Credit Union is honored to welcome the Munster Police Department (Indiana) into our field of membership. We look forward to serving you and your families. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you, Dispatchers!!!!
#TelecommunicationsWeek

Thank you, Dispatchers!!!!
#telecommunicationsweekWhile they won’t be saying “Aloha” when they answer the phone, they are dressed for island time! Sheriff Crawford is proud to honor our wonderful Communications Unit this week during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. We surely have the best!

#telecommunicationsweek #celebrate #dispatchers
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Thank you, Dispatchers!!!!
#TelecommunicationsWeek

Thank you, Dispatchers!!!!
#telecommunicationsweekFrom all of us at Parkers Mill Fire to Pulaski County 911 Center and surrounding 911 centers, We appreciate all the hard work keeping all agencies, and the community safe! Wouldn’t be able to do it without you guys! #telecommunicationsweek
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Thank you, Dispatchers!!!!
#TelecommunicationsWeek

Thank you, Dispatchers!!!!
#telecommunicationsweekHappy Telecommunications Week! We here at the Itawamba County Sheriff's Department want to thank all the hardworking dispatchers out there! We want to take a moment to show our utmost respect, appreciation, and admiration for the vital role you play in emergency situations. Your calm voice and quick thinking bring peace in moments of chaos. Thank you for your dedication and selfless service, we couldn't do it without you!
#ThankYouDispatchers #TelecommunicationsWeek #RespectAndAdmiration
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Thank you to all of the Dispatchers who live behind the scenes, but are always front and center!!
#TelecommunicationsWeek

Thank you to all of the Dispatchers who live behind the scenes, but are always front and center!!
#telecommunicationsweekBig shoutout to all the amazing dispatchers keeping us safe and connected on #TelecommunicationsWeek! Your hard work does not go unnoticed 🚨📞💼

Dispatcher Denise Roberts has served this department for over 10 years. Thank you Denise for your dedication.
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Thank you for 40 (!!!!) years of service!! We truly appreciate your many years of dedicated service. All the best and every success in your retirement. Stay safe!

Thank you for 40 (!!!!) years of service!! We truly appreciate your many years of dedicated service. All the best and every success in your retirement. Stay safe!Last night at the board meeting, the Naperville Park District and its commissioners recognized Park Police Officer Arzania "Zook" Williams for his dedication and service to the community over the past decade as a Park Police Officer as he prepares to retire. Congratulations and best wishes for your retirement, Zook!

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Thank you for 44 (!!!!) years of service!! We truly appreciate your dedicated service and wish you all the best in your retirement. Stay safe.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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#Superheroes

YES!!
#superheroes
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Happy birthday, K9 Luka 💙💙💙💙!!!!
Stay safe!

Happy birthday, K9 Luka 💙💙💙💙!!!!
Stay safe!Ok, 0k..we might’ve overloaded you with doggo cuteness lately, but today is a special occasion - K9 Luka is turning 2!!! 🥳

Happy birthday Luka!! Your endless happiness makes each day brighter but today is all about you. Enjoy your special day! 🎉

And we have another birthday boi celebration lined up for tomorrow….check back to see who it is!!!! 👀

#k9 #birthdayboi #celebrate
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Thank you!! Stay safe!

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6 days ago
Congratulations and thank you! Stay safe.

Congratulations and thank you! Stay safe.We forgot to post this yesterday.

Today, we celebrated a promotion with Deputy Duggan and his family. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and sworn in with the Oath of Office. We expect great things from Sergeant Duggan, and we believe that Sergeants in our office hold the greatest responsibility to their squads, the communities they serve, and this office. Congratulations, Sgt. Duggan!

#Promotion #Sergeant #Congratulations #Leadeship #teamgreen💚
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Thank you for 34 years of service! Enjoy your retirement and stay safe!

Thank you for 34 years of service! Enjoy your retirement and stay safe!Congratulations to Billy Delgado on his 34 years of dedicated service to the City of Corpus Christi. We hope you enjoy your retirement. ... See MoreSee Less

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Count Up!

Are you a count up or a count down person?

I am a count up person. There are several reasons why I am, but I think it all started with Sesame Street. I always liked the Count. I still do, and he always counts up.

So, why does it matter? When you count up, you focus on the present and what is actually occurring. When you count down, you focus on the future and what has yet to happen. When you focus on the present, you also focus on what you are doing. If you think too much about what has yet to occur, you also tend to think too much about what you haven’t done.

When I am at the gym and running on the treadmill, I always monitor my exercise time by counting the time I have spent running not the amount of time that I have left to run. I find that when I count up, my focus is on what I am doing, and, because of that, I feel more accomplished while I am working out. If I were I to concentrate on the time that remains for me to exercise, I would be focused on what I have yet to do and more subject to fatigue and discouragement.

The benefits of counting up rather than down are even more applicable when you think about aging. Can you imagine how depressing it would be if you noted how many years you have left on earth each birthday instead of how many years you have lived? Of course, this question pre-supposes that you know how long you are going to live and none of us know that. This just underscores my point.

As you age, it is natural to become more aware of time, how fast it passes, and especially how much time you have remaining before life’s “big inevitable” occurs. If you spend too much time thinking about the things that you cannot control, such as how fast time goes, then you’ll miss the best part, which is the present. Every moment that occurs and passes is unique and will never occur again. If you miss that moment because you are worried about a moment that may never happen, you’ve lost time that you can never get back and you have nothing to show for it.

Counting up allows you to be much more aware of what is going on around you and it gives you more time to remember what has occurred. Of the three stages of time: the past, the present, and the future; the past and the present are the only two that are real and factual. The future is merely a dream, or a perception and it isn’t promised to anyone.

With that in mind, there is only one way that you can make the future that you dream of a reality and that is by focusing on the present and using your past and current experiences to prepare for that future. Dreams are only inspirational if you can turn them into reality and the only way to do that is to use the moments you are experiencing now and have experienced in the past to prepare to reach that dream.

If you count up and purposefully use that time to understand what you are doing and why you are doing it, you will be far more likely to also work toward making your future dreams a reality. Your mindset will be one of reflection and accomplishment, which are important cornerstones to future success.

A key part of decision making is to make decisions based on what you can do and to emphasize the actions that you control. Virtually every major decision you make will have to consider, at least in part, what someone else is going to do or how they will react. There will undoubtedly be variables and conditions that are beyond your control.

Your job, in making consistently good decisions, is not to predict the future or be responsible for what others are going to do or not do. Your job is to be responsible for your own actions and be prepared for whatever the actions are of others or the conditions that will arise that will ultimately influence your plan or objective. If you do that, you will also make the most out of today.

So, back to the Count for a moment. For me, he is my earliest memory of counting. Now, it has been a long time since I watched Sesame Street, but I remember that whenever he was faced with a problem or a question, he always found the answer by counting and he never did so by counting down. He knew that the answer to his question was to count up until he figured it out.

In fact, I think it was the Count who said, “Count Up, ha, ha, ha, and leave the countdowns for New Year’s Eve.”

Scott Arney
Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Patrolmen’s Federal Credit Union

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