1-18-08 It’s Their Job

Name: Kirk Wilson

Job: Patrolman for Portales Police dept

Time on the job: Eight years

Background: Volunteer for police department in Arcadia, Calif. Beginning in 1997 for two years.

Q. Describe what your job entails?

A. Enforcing traffic laws. I’m also coordinator for the Portales Adopt-a-Cop program.

Q. What is a typical day on the job like for you?

A. There is not a typical day, it varies day to day, it’s not a monotonous routine.
Q. Why did you choose this job?

A. I like to get out and talk to people. It’s rewarding to help somebody.

Q. What type of training, if any, do you need for your job?

A. Education is always a good thing. Every year we are expected to know more and more about everything. There is a lot of mental and physical training.

Q. What do you enjoy most about your job?

A. The variety of calls, doing what’s right, always being on duty and learning to do more things.