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aka Lisa

Even before we moved to our little town, people knew who I was. Or more correctly, they knew who my husband was. We had driven 7 hours with a cat and two children and were parked out the front of the wrong hotel in town (there were two to choose from, both with the word Murchison in their names and for the life of me I couldn’t remember which I had booked 6 weeks ago), peering into the window of the one which was closed. A local drove past and stopped in the main drag and said, you must be...
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Top Ten Tips for a Police Spouse.

 I have had the experience of being married before to a “regular” hubby and we went about our daily business as two individuals who did their own thing, loved each other and co-habited. Until we didn’t. I am grateful every day that we didn’t make it because I adore being married to my Boy in Blue. Being married to a Police Officer is totally different to being married to a regular Joe. It is a responsibility, a burden and an honour/blessing for those of you who are religious. It is often thankless. It throws up challenges and has its rewards and...
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Behind the Badge – RUOK?

 I recently came across some statistics on police suicide which I wanted to share with you. In 2006, suicide attributed to about of all deaths in Australia. From 1990-2005, approximately 20% of all Police Officer deaths (in NSW) were attributed to suicide*. Does that freak you out? Freaks me out. To make this figure worse, police are psychologically screened before they are accepted into the academy so they are predispositioned to be more “stable” than the general population. More police die from suicide than the felons they are being attacked by. I actually have a higher chance of losing my husband to...
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Diagnosis? STRESS.

 The decision to move to our new town was made in less than ten minutes.  Mr Point Five rang me at work to tell me there was a position vacant; we had to apply within ten minutes or it would be an opportunity lost. I knew the town by reputation only and said no way in hell are we moving there. He outlined the benefits, both financial and promotional. It would only be for two years. I made one phone call to the school and another to the town CRC; despite what I had heard, both were very positive...
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Officers in blue bleed red too.

  My husband leaves for work each day and sometimes the only confirmation I have that he is still alive during those 8 hours is the news page I have on my desktop background to tell me if there is any breaking news that he may have been involved in. No news is good news eh? He responds to callouts at 2am to jobs where the only details he has is “shots fired” or “domestic with a knife”. He puts on his blue uniform and leaves his family to do his job; protect the public. He has responded to calls where...
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Merry Christmas from Me

*waves excitedly* With a few nips and tucks (read: EDITS), my little old blog is back in its entirety. As Basil Fawlty said about the War, just don’t mention videogate 😉 #allthesqueeees For those of you following along on facebook, you will know that our Christmas Day did NOT go to plan. As I have mentioned before, being a Police Wife and Mum, you need to be adaptable. In face if I could choose only one quality that a police wife needs to possess, it would be adaptability. Mr Point Five finished his shift Christmas Eve at 4pm. He...
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The Final Push 2014.

I cannot believe we are finally here! This time last fortnight we were two days away from prepack, mentally preparing for 10 days of hell. Monday  10th November we had the packers in our house packing everything we owned into boxes. The trick is to be one step ahead of them and make sure you have 2 suitcases on your bed which are sacred. In these you pack the TV remotes, Fist Aid supplies, kids stuff for 10 days, your stuff for 10 days, 2 coffee cups, a teaspoon, 2 forks, knives and plates, sugar and a jar of instant coffee. Ask...
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FAQ’s two #policewifelife

OK, I’m going to roll with a blog category called FAQ’s aka Frequently Asked Questions of a police wife. I will call THIS POST number one as it has answers to questions such as “Can he bring home his handcuffs?”, “Does he bring his gun home?”, “Can he look up and see if there is a record on this guy I just started dating?” as well as other more pertinent questions like “Can he tell you about “work stuff”?”, “How does your husband handle coming home to the kids after an incident such as this one?” or “Does he act like...
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Five towns in Seven years.

  When people first find out my husband is a police officer of of the first questions they generally ask is Ohhhhh, what’s that like?? To be honest I don’t exactly know how to answer them. I don’t know what they want to hear. Stories about handcuffs and drug deals gone bad? We have only ever lived country since Mr Point Five joined up; we have never lived in the city as a police couple. My only experience of being a his Wife was as a country coppers wife as we got married at our first posting 1700km away from...
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Moving on up….moving on out……

So, if most of you follow me on facebook, you will know that Mr Point Five was made up to Sergeant. Sadly this usually means that in order to gain the promotion you have to move station. So we will have been in our current town for less than 12 months when we move again later this month or early next month (we haven’t got our actual move dates yet, but the transfer is official). How it works is that you get given the official promotion/station transfer. Then you fill in an itinerary of ALL your household items as in...
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