Tuesday, February 2, 2010
So I guess David's ride along went well. He was gone from 8am till 7:45ish. It was a long day, but he seemed to have really enjoyed it, and it seemed to have been quite a busy day. So after much talking, we're trying to figure out if there's anyway for us to be able to put him through the academy. The problem is that with his current schedule, he can't do the full time day academy or the part time night, and his schedule at work can't change. So what we are hoping for is to find a sponsorship from either TPD or BCSO to send him to the academy, which would guarantee him a job in law enforcement once he graduates and more than likely pay him as a temporary employee while he is attending, so that we would not both be jobless for 4-6 months while he attended the academy. We know that TPD isn't really doing any sponsorships right now though because of budgeting, and we're not positive with BCSO. Unfortunately, that seems to be the only way we could possibly do this at this point, so we're trying to figure it out financially so that he can go on to do something that he actually enjoys, makes more money, better healthcare, and better retirement, as well as money for education. Definitely stressful to want to do something and wanting to be supportive, and not being able to do it. So wish us luck, and pray that we find a solution.