10 Reasons to Become a Police Officer

Three weeks ago, I completed a 5 day training course in video evidence recovery and disc imaging with Resolution Video at the Lakewood Washington Police Department. There were 29 police officers from various states, three civilians and myself, a video forensic expert with 32 years of experience. We worked in groups to help the assignments go quickly and to increase the learning experience. I was partnered with a police officer for most of my assignments.
My company, Primeau Forensics, has worked with many demographic sectors, police departments being one of them. We perform digital evidence recovery, audio and video enhancement, audio and video authentication and voice identification. I have learned a lot from our relationships working with police officers. In the following post, I would like to describe why I believe people become police officers.

One, people become police officers because the job is exciting. Think about all the jobs you have worked in your life. Does the word ‘excitement’ describe any of them? Police officers answer emergency calls, they protect and serve their community and make a difference in people’s lives. The excitement keeps them dedicated day after day.

Two, a police officer makes a decent income. The national average is $60,000.00 a year. They have job security, a pension plan and a retirement account.
Three, police officers have plenty of opportunity for job advancement. The officers I have met in my life have all received promotions during their careers. Promotions include new and different responsibilities, as well as pay increases.

Four, several of the police officers I know have taken early retirement. It must be comforting to know that if you chose to, you can retire early and have a pension to live on. I like to view this as an exit strategy, something many workers do not think of during the course of their career.

Five, police officers are respected in their community. When they proudly wear their uniform and are working in their community, they feel respect from citizens.

Six, police officers make a difference in people’s lives. I myself have had experience with amazing service from police officers. One night, my daughter was missing. I called the local sheriff’s office and a car was in my driveway in less than five minutes. It turned out that she was just absent minded and her cell phone battery died. While I was worried and upset, the first responding officer made me feel better.

Seven, police officers are in good physical shape because they generally do not spend their work day sitting behind a desk. They mostly stay active and move regularly during their work shift. They also have access to exercise facilities which helps them stay healthy and fit.

Eight, police officers testify in court and help convict criminals beyond their arrest. Their testimony is very powerful because of their respect in the community. Their training benefits them, as well, as they are able to convey their involvement during testifying calmly and in detail.

Nine, they have each other to rely and depend on during difficult times. The police community is extremely supportive and available to officers in need.

Ten, unlike other jobs, police officers receive ongoing training. They are trained extensively to protect the community they live in.

I am not personally made of the character to be a police officer but I am thankful to work with the police and enjoy doing so. I would like to wish a sincere thank you to police officers everywhere because with lack of police presence, our society would end up in utter chaos.

Become an Audio/Video Forensic Expert

mentoring programJudging by the number of inquiries I get each day, I’m convinced that there are many people interested in learning to become an Audio/Video Forensic Expert. The purpose of this web page is to announce my new Forensic Expert Mentoring Program, to clarify exactly what I mean by mentoring, and to help you determine if you’re ready to become a Forensic Expert.

If you are the right candidate, my 30 years of experience and education can save you a lot of time and money. Ultimately, the goal is for you to be able to quit your day job and live your dream, as a full-time Forensic Expert. To do that, you’ll need help with business development, branding and advertising, Internet marketing, motivation, connecting with the right people, and learning the strategies for success in this field.

Let me briefly tell you about my personal history. Through the years, I’ve created and grown several businesses. Some failed and some succeeded. As a result, I’ve developed a treasure chest of wisdom, key connections, and hard-won expertise, which I’m willing to share, one-on-one, with a few select people over the course of the next year.

My new Forensic Expert Mentoring Program offers you a complete business plan/training course, plus preferred access to me by phone or email. After 30 years as a practicing Forensic Expert, I have developed a business plan for those interested in starting or expanding their own Audio/Video Forensics service. This business plan is an outgrowth of my extensive body of work as a recognized Expert Witness and my first-hand experience as an independent business owner. I have learned how to position this service on the Internet to leverage inbound based marketing. 

Once you have completed my basic training course, you’ll begin to offer your services to clients. In each investigation you take on, I’ll offer you my best advice, based on 30 years in the business. At every step, I’ll be available as your personal mentor, offering suggestions and solutions.

Interestingly, the primary service I’ve provided for those I’ve mentored, and the one they have appreciated most, was simply having access to me via phone or email – which makes sense, because it’s that access that’s brought me the most value in my relationships with my own mentors.  

So how do you put a price tag on 30 years of business and forensic experience? It’s not easy, but one thing I’m sure of is this: preferred access to me is crucial to this program, and more importantly, to your success.

The investment for this 12-month program is $25,000. Is this kind of information worth $25,000 a year? Easily. But it may be too expensive for some, and I can completely understand that. After all, $2,100 a month for 12 months is a lot of money, so let me be very clear about exactly what you get for $25,000. 

Whether you are a professional or a beginner, if you are interested in taking your career to the next level in the field of A/V Forensics, it is worth your time to contact me and set up a preliminary phone, Skype, or Google Hangout conference call. I have made all of the mistakes, and perfected all of the strategies for success in the growing field of Audio/Video Forensics. Contact me today if my new Forensic Expert Mentoring Program is right for you.


Phone: 800-647-4281