Most people picture being a police officer as being the same as shown on TV. We think of great, action-filled work and then the officers being able to go home to their families. All around the TV police officers seem to have the perfect balance in their lives between work and personal life. However, that is not an accurate depiction of a police officer’s work. Mrs. Creech informed me that she had to put in long, high-stress hours. After 6 months with the New Haven Police Department, Mrs. Creech decided that being a police officer is not all she thought it would be, resulting in her leaving the police department earlier this month.
Mrs. Creech didn’t leave because she didn’t want to help the town anymore. She prefers a job that not only allows her to help people, but also allows her to have plenty of time with her friends and family.
Although some may be saddened to lose one of our very own, Mrs. Creech informs me that she still has big plans for the future. As of now, however, Mrs. Creech is still in town with her family and waitressing a few hours here and there at New Haven’s local Mexican Restaurant, El Ranchito. The main focus in her life right now is her family and friends, though.
When asked if she was giving up law enforcement altogether, Mrs. Creech replied with, “I’d like to continue my career in law enforcement, specifically with children-- maybe child investigations... Currently I am just seeking higher employment opportunities, as well as spending time with my family and friends.”
Even though Officer Laura Creech wasn’t an officer for long, she still has had both great and stressful encounters on the Police Force. Therefore anyone who would like to give the police officer career a chance could benefit from her knowledge and experiences.
For aspiring police officers, Mrs. Creech advises, “Learning the job is hard for some, especially when you are being criticized like police officers usually are-- but if you like the job, stay! Always try to be the best that you can be. If you try it out and the job just isn’t for you, that's alright too-- don’t be afraid to say it.”
As you can see, Mrs. Creech isn’t giving up, just simply beginning a new chapter in her life. New Haven is sad to see her go, but we know she will do great things.
Mrs. Creech, we all wish you the best of luck here at NHHS.