Posts filed under: Career Prep

When I left home and joined the Marines, I did so, partly because I wanted to be part of an elite group of people with higher standards for life. When...
This article is Part Two of Three in a series of the top three things all veterans should avoid when returning from the military. The series has been compiled from...
This article is Part One of Three in a series of the top three things all veterans should avoid when eturning from the military. The series has been compiled from...
When I first got back from the Marines, I may as well have moved into a different country. The culture was so different than that which I had become accustomed...
“What are some good snacks for patrol?”  I get asked this question all the time.  It’s not a simple answer because everyone is different and everyone has different needs.  What...
A lot of people have been asking me what to do about being in debt and having bad credit with regards to passing a background investigation.  For starters, it’s important...
Too many people focus on preparing for the academy, believing it to be the ultimate achievement.  It’s an achievement alright, but the real challenge begins when you hit the streets...
I often get asked how I like being a cop. More specifically I also get asked if being a cop is hard. Since I love it, my answer is always...
A college kid came up to me at a coffee shop once (I didn’t have my bullet proof coffee that day) and said “Hey, Officer Meraz, I recognize you from...