by REBECCA KIELBASA
“My job is 24/7- 365. Period,” says the Norwalk chief of police when he shared what it takes to be a police officer and personal experiences with the Tiffin University Criminal Justice Club.
Chief Mike Conney has worked for the Norwalk Police Department for 30 years, after serving four years in the United States Marines.
Chief Conney shared his experiences and life lessons with students to help them gain knowledge about police work.
Throughout the presentation Conney provided us several pieces of wisdom:
Chief Conney shared that police officers are meant to be servants and that sometimes the work they do does not bring them joy, such as having to give both his own mother and sisters citations while on duty. Police work can be incredibly rewarding, but also it is difficult emotionally, he said.