It really is or can be a life sucking career. As much OT as you want, extra duties as you want and the camaraderie is the biggest thing that I miss. Advice. Things have changed greatly as in more mental health supports. Don't ignore them, take advantage of them. Don't be the tough guy because eventually it will bite back. Have interests, hobbies, friends, acquaintances away from the job. Its easy to get wrapped up in the cop centred life but when your career comes to and end, so does that life. It gets pretty lonely.