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Originally posted by OzWeatherman
I don’t understand the amount of hate that is being dished out to the police here. While there is undeniably corruption in many of the police forces in the world, its complete rubbish to speculate that all cops are being labeled the same. I find it even more disturbing that people actually enjoy seeing or hearing about cops being shot or injured for whatever sick and twisted reason they have in their heads.
The police are here to do a job. That job is to uphold the law and keep order. For some bizarre reason, every time a single officer abuses his power, a certain number of member s come out posted derogatory and often stupid remarks of why all police are the same. The ATS motto is to deny ignorance not promote idiocracy.
A police officer is there to protect ordinary people. That is what is his duty and what he is trained for. This is not an ordinary responsibility. He instills trust and confidence amongst people.
However, a police officer is subject to certain risks as has been demonstrated time and again. He is always in the harm's way. Wearing a distinctive uniform, he is always noticeable.
Police officers often times lose their lives unexpectedly. They constantly face dangers. One never knows that even while carrying normal duties one can face unexpected violence or happenings.
Recently one police officer got killed while searching a car. The driver reversed the car and dragged the officer underneath. In another instance, while making a routine round, police spotted a normal looking house used as a narcotics lab.
Given the preset day technology, underground mafia, gun culture, terrorist attacks, lure of riches etc., anything can happen anywhere. Police are already seized of these and they are provided sufficient training to deal with all such situations.
But nothing can be secured totally. There is always element of risk. People always find new ways of doing crimes.
Any one who wants to take police as his career, has to be prepared for all the situations and even death. It is not an easy job.
Besides being liable to risk, a police officer is also required to work at odd times. On occasions, he is expected to be present for prolonged hours. He has also to work on shifts.
Though salaries and perks of police are better than many others, they are not the best. One will not become rich by being a police officer. One has to accept usual pay and a commitment to serve the public.
A police officer caries respect and prestige. He has to be address with proper salutations and obeyed. He can also be a friend and a guide. Many times public members approach them even for directions.
Police carries huge powers. With this also comes responsibility. They have to use their powers judiciously and carefully. They are liable for immediate media attention and complaints. While police are liable to easy criticism, they may not get an equal appreciation for their achievements.
Pursuing a police career can not be right for everybody. This needs commitment, hard work, agility, a motto to serve, readiness to face danger etc. If all of these traits are there, a career with police department can be truly satisfying.
just pray that you are never put in a dangerous situation that these men and women have to go through, throughout their careers
everytime a single officer abuses his power,
Are all you haters some kind of tree hugging, whale saving peace loving hippies? I bet none of you have ever been in a situation.
I mean WTF to police officers have to do to gain some respect?
I'll refer you to the first quoted sentence of yours as a responce to this statement.
So take a good look at how ridiculous you look, and grow up.