Who am I?
As the name of the website suggests, my name is Paul, I was born and raised in The Hague, in the Netherlands. This joyous event took place in September 1981. After my school period I started my working career as an ICT employee.
Soon I came to the conclusion that an office job was not for me and I finally chose to make a career switch towards law enforcement. In 2004 I started working at HTM personenvervoer N.V. where I was a special investigation officer and I was involved in checking transport tickets.
Despite this was a very nice job and I had many nice colleagues, I made the switch to the Police in 2006 because, in addition to enforcing the law, I also wanted to provide assistance. In 2010 I completed my training and I was eventually put to work at the Heemstraat police station, which has to do with the Schilderswijk and Transvaal districts within the working area.
Unfortunately, I received a medical discharge in 2018 because I saw and experienced many annoying things during my career with the Police that diagnosed me with PTSD. Due to this diagnosis I have many limitations that make me unable to work.
After my discharge, I went into depression and studied several studies in the field of PTSD. In America, it appeared that veterans diagnosed with PTSD benefited greatly from stabilizing their enjoyment of life by diving. Because I already had my Open Water certification, I decided to focus on diving and still have certain goals in life.
Thank you for your attention and interest,