We have approximately 40 sworn officers. The stripes come with a significant pay raise. I won't be on call every day, all the time, like I was as a detective. Making the move to sergeant wasn't my first choice, but it was the one that made sense for me and my family. Folks, I appreciate your tremendous advice. I will strive to heed it!
"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them."
John Wayne, as John Bernard Books - The Shootist