A Female Police Officer Struck Up Conversations with Wandering Teenagers, and in Just Six Months, She’d Helped Recover Eleven Runaways

From the newspapers, on “search & rescue”, translated…

The police officer from the first subprecinct of An-Ping District, Hsieh, just graduated from the academy last October, because she loved children, she would often head over to Park #4 close to the precinct, to hand out pamphlets to children and teens, and played with them too, and, in the six short months she’d started working as a police officer, she’d helped recover eleven run away teenagers already.

The twenty-one year old Hsieh is cute looking, but, she’d had that maturity in her speech. She was from Chiayi, the eldest of the family, in order to help out with her family’s economic issues, plus she was “influenced by the shows”, believed that being a female police officer is “awesome”, after she’d graduated high school, she’d decided to take the police academy examinations.

Hsieh would often go to Park #4, to strike up conversations with teenagers who were wandering about, to be accepted by them, several times, as she’d looked into the identities of the teens, she’d found that they were reported missing by members of their families, Hsieh had once encountered a high school age daughter, who was angered at how harsh her father had disciplined her, and she’d run off from her home several times, and when Hsieh took the girl back to her house, the father was at wits ends, at how to get through to the daughter.

Another middle school teenage girl who’d dropped out of school, even though Hsieh was able to get in contact with her mother, however, the mother couldn’t come and pick the teen up, and so, Hsieh had found other relatives who would take her in. Hsieh said, that she often worried about these kids, “Where are they supposed to go? How will their futures turn out?”

And, because she’d come into contact with teens a lot, Hsieh had made a TON of observations about teens. She’d said, that teens are influenced most by their peers, “The words of a friend weigh a WHOLE LOT heavier than the words of the parents’.”; and when she’d found a rebellious teen, she’d used herself as an example, told them, “You must hit the books hard, that way, you’d have the competitive edge in life.”

Hsieh said, that when she’d taken the runaway teens back to the parents, she saw the look of gratitude in the parents’ eyes, it’d made her feel that what she was doing was worthwhile.

The man in charge of the An-Ping police office station, Lin said, even though, Hsieh is quite young, she’d just started working as a police officer, but she’d found her purpose in police work.

And so, this YOUNG woman had the empathy, that, was why she was able to reach out to the teens, and, she’d gotten the teenagers to accept her, by NOT being forceful, by NOT lecturing to them about life the way that the teachers and the parents had, which made her more acceptable by the teens, because the teens are usually, in need of someone who understands them, who don’t tell them what or what not to do, someone who can be a friend, and this, is exactly what this young woman did, while making her influence, subtly on them too.



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