By watching officer Goetz in the field, I was able to gain valuable insights into questions concerning why police officers stop certain individuals, why some individuals are taken into custody, while others are not, and lastly how the discretion of an officer affects how they perform their jobs. When I arrived at the police station it was a rainy, snowy night. I was very cold, only wearing blue jeans, dress shoes, and a dress shirt. Officer Goetz noticed how frigid I was and out of true kindness I was given officer Goetz jacket. I wanted to make a good impression but while I was looking classy I didn’t necessarily prepare for the weather conditions.