I struggle to decide what to tell you about the “real” me. My colleagues would probably tell you that I am intelligent, funny, and that I have a tendency to “bird-dog” a project. This is their term for the way I sink my teeth into a case and refuse to let go. They might also tell you that I am a great interrogator; I have a knack for listening and adapting my interrogation to the needs of the suspect (or witness). Finally, they are likely to say that I am super competitive. That competitive spirit has made me confident, but it has also helped me develop into one of the best.
Though my colleagues’ description of me is fair, I would add that I am full of contradictions. I am 27 years old, but I am often mistaken for a much older man. I am competitive and want badly to be the best, but I am not an attention seeker. Positive feedback is my currency (I love nothing more than hearing that I did great work), but I do not like to receive that positive feedback in public. I am confident, occasionally to a fault, but I am a firm believer in practicing manners and respect (still call everyone Ma’am and Sir – never call my bosses by their first names).
If you haven’t spent much time with me, a few blog posts are not going to paint an accurate picture of who I am. Without some context, the posts simply don’t mean much. That is why I plan to post some stories in the coming weeks and months that will provide that context. I love talking about my work, especially when I hit a proverbial homerun with a case, so my stories will also give you a glimpse into the day-to-day life of a detective.
Until next time.