Personal Statement: A Career As A Sales Assistant

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I was born on September 17th, 1978 at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. My Parents, Raul and Mirta Pascual, had immigrated from Argentina a few years before I was born. We were living in La Puente, CA when I was born, but when I was about two years old we moved to San Dimas, CA. While Living In San Dimas, CA I attended Gladstone Elementary School, Lone Hill Intermediate School and San Dimas High School, where I graduated in 1997.
When I was about 13 I started playing soccer and I continued playing until well into my 30's. I started in AYSO, like most kids, and then played all four years of high school. After High School I continued to play on club teams, in indoor soccer leagues and friendly pick up games. I stopped playing
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This was my last place of employment prior to being hired by the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department. Throughout my work years I have gained extensive knowledge on how to deal with people. I learned how to talk and deal with people who are irate and unreasonable as well as dealing with people in their homes face to face. Part of being a good salesmen is being able to build rapport with a customer and by being able to overcome objections. I feel that all of these skills will help me immensley as a Deputy Sheriff.
Ever since I was a kid I have been interested in Law Enforcement. I have always enjoyed watching COPS and shows based on Police work, such as 48 Hours. It wasn't until I went on a ride along that I really thought about pursuing a career in Law Enforcement. My best friend, who happens to be a LA County Deputy Sheriff, took my on my first ride along out of the Palmdale Station. After that ride along I was hooked and I decided being a Law Enforcement Officer was what I wanted to do for the rest of my working life. I went online and started applying at various agencies that were hiring at that
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I had preferences, of course, on where I wanted to work and LASD was one of them. There were various reason why LASD was on the top of my list. First, my best friend is a Deputy Sheriff and he is extremely happy with the Department. Second, with such a large department there will be plenty of opportunities for me to work at various assignments. This will help me can valuable experience in different aspects of Law Enforcement This also means that the opportunity to promote to a higher rank is greater compared to smaller departments. Overall I felt that LASD was one of the best agencies to work for due to its history and reputation as one of the best Law Enforcement Agencies in the
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