It seems imperative that I explain the discrepancy in time line between 2002 and the present day. I left the Dearborn police department because of the birth of my third child. At that time, my first priority was to raise my children in the most enriching environment possible and I felt that this was best accomplished by the presence of a full time parent. Soon after, my children began to attend a private school, in need of parent volunteers. I found that this was a great way to interact with my children while helping out the community. My journey began as a way to facilitate better parenting skills and evolved into event planning, fundraising campaigns, and work as a latchkey coordinator. When my youngest child entered school, it presented me with the opportunity to go back to college full time. I am currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in human services with a certificate in public relations because I believe that this degree coupled with my past law enforcement, dispatch, and volunteer work will benefit a future employer seeking a well-rounded, experienced, employee. Through law enforcement I have gained the ability to resolve conflict in as peaceful a manner as possible by carefully developing listening skills and offering relevant resources as solutions, often requiring great empathy. As a dispatcher I not only enhanced my communication skills but learned the value of discretion. My continued volunteer work allows me to advocate for children while working in a group setting with teachers, administration, and fellow parents. These skill sets seem invaluable when being cross referenced with a position in a human services capacity.