- Class: Sean Cronan RTN
- Educator: Eduardo Melendez
- Home Base: San Francisco
I mashed up my Interests to direct me down my own road. Take the Roadmap quiz for yourself!
Being Physically Acive
Environment & Nature
Philosophy & Religion
Through my road trip, I have been able to understand the Law Enforcement career better. Starting off in my road trip nation class I had ideas of what I wanted to do but I didn't have a firm understanding of what I wanted to do. thru Road Trip nation I have learned some of my own strengths and weaknesses and what to look for in a career. I have narrowed my career down to law enforcement. But I also learned that on road trips the road can twist and turn and sometimes getting form point A to B is not that easy. That segways into my next point witch is being a able to adapts to new and different circumstances that come my way. During my Road Trip nation class I had the privilege of having wonderful opportunities such was my interview with Commander Mannix and her other Officers. But one of the biggest takeaways that I got out of this class is being content. Because Life is a road trip and some times all we think about is this goal that is ahead of us. For example I will be happy when I am in college or when I have a career or a family or when I get that nice truck I have always wanted. What I have learned is that it is extremely important to have those goals and "destinations" but we also need to be able to appreciate what is going on around us. We need to enjoy the "scenery of the road". But even though on a road trip you hopefully are going to an exciting destination which is great. Part of the fun is getting there.
Ann Mannix and other officers
Police Commander and other officers
Lead the Golden Gate division and help to keep people safe.
What type of route did this leader take?
"It was straightforward."
"It took a while to figure out."
"I tried everything."
Leader's Work Life
All of the officers were on mostly administrative duties. One of the officers was on the hostage negotiation task force. So that was cool to hear about that job. Commander Mannix has a pretty routine day. The work that she does dictates the success of the department and the stations that she commands over.
She didn't really go into the details about the noise in her life. The thing that I did hear was that there is a lot of noise from a society that tells women they can't be cops. They said that that is one of the deterrents for women going into law enforcement.
Advice from my Leader
To go to college and to have a degree for promotion and as a backup plan in case you get injured and need an alternative career.
That you have to be persistent. Even though people might be busy you have to keep trying. Cold calling can be scary but it can get easier as time goes by and you do more cold calls it gets easier. It is just a phone call it is super low risk.
Before and After
I thought about a career in Law Enforcement. But I didn't realize that I could really pull it off. I felt like it was just a dream or idea. But after the interview, I really want the Law Enforcement career! It was just really motivated me to pursue this career. And hearing from three different officers in different positions it really is great to get different prospective.