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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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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!

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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!
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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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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!!!! 👀

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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!

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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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Sacrifice the Sacrifice

Take care of yourself.  No one else will do it as well as you can.

Put yourself first.

Look out for number one and try not to step in number two!

You have probably heard one or all these sayings before.  If you have, it is possible that you misunderstood the value in the message and wrote it off as something intended for a person who is selfish or disinterested in the world around them.  I’d like to suggest an alternative way of thinking that may help you better evaluate this advice the next time you consider it.

When we conduct financial training with members and prospective members of the credit union, one of the concepts we share is to pay yourself first.  We offer this advice to assist someone who is interested in establishing or maintaining habits that form the foundation for sound personal financial management.  If you make savings a habit by ensuring you save first and pay expenses second, you will help yourself to a stronger financial situation.  Saving before you spend helps you to ensure that you live within your means and may even set the table for a time when you do not have to borrow or carry credit card debt.

You will always be stronger financially if you pay yourself first.  If you are stronger financially, you will preserve more options for yourself and be in a much better position to spend or even splurge when the need or want arises.

Concentrating on yourself in the broader sense is no different.  Those who have already ascertained the value of this concept and are applying it in their lives understand that the best way for them to achieve their goals and contribute value to the world is to be the best person they can be first.

Police Officers are known for, and deservedly so, making sacrifices in the line of duty.  To be the best Police Officer he or she can be, a person must first decide that the work of being a Police Officer is their calling.  In other words, the sacrifices they ultimately make are made possible through the decision that being a Police Officer is the vocation that best represents who they are and what will put them in the best possible situation to enjoy success and happiness in life.  The process of becoming a Police Officer is not a sacrifice.  Every Police Officer knows that the inevitable sacrifices take place later and are part of the job.

Parents make sacrifices every day, especially those that are active participants in parenting.  Becoming a parent is a wonderful, life changing experience and everything, but a sacrifice.  Plenty of sacrifices will take place from that day forward, but the decision to become a parent is by no means a sacrifice.

This is an important delineation. If you believe that the decision you make to pursue a career or become a parent is, itself, a sacrifice, you are making that decision for the wrong reason.  Sacrifice is not a motivation and basing your decision to do anything on a belief that you are making a sacrifice is not sustainable.

If you begin a conversation by guessing what the other person wants to hear, you are sacrificing your insight and the value of your true thoughts.

If you take action without a core belief that it is the right action to act, you will undoubtedly act without conviction.

Anything worth pursuing takes your whole heart and mind and a skill set that helps you to rise to the challenge of the pursuit.  Starting with the idea of sacrifice will only drag you down, however, sacrifice that occurs as the result of your whole-hearted, all-in-pursuit is just part of the deal.

The bottom line is that you will put yourself in the best possible position to succeed in life if you make decisions that are consistent with who you are and what you really want to accomplish.  When you do this, you will be at your strongest and you will be most capable of effectively handling whatever challenges you face.  The strongest and most valuable representation of you is the one who will be able to best face up to and minimize the sacrifices that are inevitably part of any worthwhile pursuit.

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

Don’t forget, members of the Credit Union enjoy free and confidential Credit Counseling and Financial Planning through our Financial Planning and Education Center. We are here to assist you every step of the way.

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