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Milford Beacon
  • New patrolman finds opportunity in Milford Police Department

  • Patrolman Al Sargent is one of four new officers settling into the Milford Police Department and he hopes to use his new position to advance his career and branch out into other aspects of criminal justice by someday working as a K-9 officer.
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  • Patrolman Al Sargent is one of four new officers settling into the Milford Police Department and he hopes to use his new position to advance his career and branch out into other aspects of criminal justice by someday working as a K-9 officer.
     
    Q: Why did you choose Milford Police Department and what are your goals in this new position?
    A: I chose to join the Milford Police Department because it is a better career opportunity, more room for advancement and will give me more experience as an officer. I would like to one day be a K-9 Officer with the Milford Police Department because it has always been an area of interest for me. I would like to work with any breed of dog, but preferably a drug K-9 as I would like to become more involved in that aspect of the job (drug apprehension).  
     
    Q: Why did you decide to become a police officer?
    A: I have wanted to be a police officer since I can remember. I thought it would be a challenging, yet rewarding, career. Being a police officer offers the ability to interact with the public and the excitement of not knowing what you will be called to next. Growing up seeing police officers, I always felt they were admired, respected and seen as good role models. Those are attributes that I would like see within myself as an officer throughout my career for young people today. 
     
    Q: What is the most rewarding aspect of your job and why?
    A: The most rewarding aspect of the job is the ability to help the public and make people accountable for violating the law.
     
    Q: What is the most challenging aspect of your job and why?
    A: The most challenging aspect of the job is something that most people do not realize. And that is time. After leaving any scene there could still be hours of paperwork and follow-ups involved, along with always making sure you still have time for the public’s needs.
     
    Q: What is your most memorable moment as a police officer and why?
    A: I would have to say my biggest accomplishment within my career thus far would be graduating from the police academy. That was the most challenging, fun and rewarding six months of my life, which I would not want to go through again. 

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