Saluting Methodist Police: A chat with Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy: Police Recruit, Methodist Health System Police Department

Meet Sean Murphy, a recent graduate of the North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Police Academy. He’s now a police officer and part of the team of dedicated men and women who keep our staff and patients safe. The more you know about Sean, the more you realize that he was made for this job. We can safely say that we’re lucky to have him!

Methodist Health System: How long have you been with Methodist?

Sean: Just under a year. 

Methodist: What made you choose this profession?

Sean: As a kid, I was fascinated with law enforcement. I spent lots of nights with my grandparents watching shows like “Cops,” “911,” “America’s Most Wanted,” and other shows like them. Just seeing all the men and women on the job — serving and protecting their communities — made me want to be part of it. I’ve spent the last few years working in related fields such as security, private investigation, and corrections. But I’ve just been waiting for my opportunity to serve on a real police force like Methodist’s.

Methodist: Why did you choose Methodist?

Sean: I’ve only been in Texas for about two years, so I really knew nothing about Methodist or any of the other major medical centers. But I knew I wanted more from my job. So I took a chance and answered a job listing for a security officer position with Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Within weeks, I was interviewing with Chief of Police Glen Fowler. He was welcoming, sincere, and honest. And he gave me clear picture of what it would be like to work here. Also, after reading reviews from employees, I knew that this would be a great fit for me, and I was right.

Methodist: What is your work philosophy?

Sean: I come from old-school thinking passed down from my grandfathers. That is, do your best, work hard, and do the job right, and your job will provide for you. That line of thinking hasn’t let me down. I don’t call myself a workaholic, but I do believe in doing right by the people who count on you. And I don’t mind going the extra mile. 

Methodist: What’s the most significant memory you’ve had so far?

Sean: I’d say that going through the police academy is one big six-month memory. With all the training, classroom time, and friends I’ve made, it will definitely stay with me for a lifetime.

Methodist: What is your advice for newer employees?

Sean: My advice is to stick with it. Find your positive place, and make the job work for you. Be the best you can be and learn something for the long term. You may even find an opportunity here that you didn’t expect. I know I did! 

Methodist: What do you like to do when you’re not working?

Sean: I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I run, work out, work on my yard, do target practice, play some video games, and discover new things. There’s a whole lot of Texas I still need to explore! 

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