Trooper has finally found the home he has been looking for in the department. It uses his true talents and doesn't waste them on ticket writing. He gets to carry his rifle the entire shift and has already impressed with his ability to discern possible threats.
He has said - 6 to 12 months and then onto an even more critical and high-visibility role.
Meanwhile, his ease of mind and love of the job since making the change has been simply stunning. He is like a new man, full of hope. And the schedule as it stands now has been quite good - I hope he can retain it.
As for that other role? It will mean rather a lot more time alone. Difficult but...worthwhile. Damned proud, I have to say.
If you'll excuse me, I have to lift the curse on his old Sergeant now.