If you thrive on self satisfaction, this is the job for you. Among all the aggravations and pitfalls you'll encounter during your career, you'll experience countless opportunities to affect the lives of countless people in so many positive ways. If you decide to become a police officer now, that decision will actually save lives in the future. You'll know when you save a life by the overt action you take. You'll never know how many lives you've saved by just simply being there.