If I had failed, it would have hit the media in a BIG way, but it as a success and I went on to produce many publications that were then adopted by many forces.
But, in 2010, as a result of the austerity that hit the UK... that was it.
I had delivered what was required and I simply wasn't needed any more. To save the force 'money', I had no option but to retire and take my pension.
For over 32 years, I had dedicated myself to catching criminals, but now that had to change.
Luckily, my passion outside of the Police was with video and internet marketing, so I turned my 'skills' and knowledge into these and went full time into developing a successful business online.
For over 4 years, I tried to find a way to produce a decent income from the internet, but got nowhere.
Okay, I made a little money along the way, but I was always paying out more than I actually made.
In 2014, I decided to dedicate my time into researching YouTube fully and how to make it work for the individual - without getting on the wrong side of YouTube or Google!
I tried numerous courses and 'shiny objects' beforehand, but nothing really worked.
So, if none of the 'old stuff' is working anymore, what is next?