Enjoy a wild ride through three years in corrections and law enforcement from 2006 to 2009 with Officer Banfield, featuring incredibly honest stories inside the good, bad, and ugly of life on and off duty at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice as a corrections officer, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health as a law enforcement officer, and the University of South Carolina Police Department as a patrol officer.
First, we begin by explaining the purpose of this book and share it in a way that is authentic, raw, and minimally edited for comprehension. Next, we get into a bad workplace romance at USCPD with the dispatcher, where the fallout produces the end of Officer Banfield. Then, we go back to the beginning, from choosing criminal justice as a major in college through getting the first job in juvenile corrections at DJJ to training at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA) to the first policing job as a state law enforcement officer transporting mental health patients at SC DMH to the final assignment as a campus patrolman at USC in Columbia. Finally, we conclude with a look at Officer Banfield's life in graduate school for criminology at USF Tampa. Recovery in AA strongly motivated the stories we hear in Officer Banfield.
For those interested in recovery programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, this book serves as part of a fifth step where, "We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs"; as well as a ninth step, "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others"; and the twelfth step where, "we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs." Will you please buy Officer Banfield today because you will love and be amazed by the stories you hear inside? Love, Jerry Banfield aka Officer Banfield