Reached another police work milestone last week.
Realized that I know just about everyone in my beat that I need to know. Prostitutes, dealers, bums and vagrants. I'd like to meet more of the local residents who live in the area, but there's a level of distrust towards cops in general. They tend to shy away unless we are absolutely needed.
I now know all the professors and staff on campus, too. They all know me.
This is a good thing. I'm able to work with these people, the good and bad.
It helps to be proactive.