Originally posted by DagoRed
Heh. Again you are very wrong. You deal with street level crime which intelligence is not a high criteria for. You said it yourself. Becoming a city
cop or a sheriff deputy is not very difficult....
I have this feeling that you seem to think ivy league graduates are something of a book worm who isn't capable of handling a wife beater or a
passed out alcoholic on the sidewalk. The problems you face are very minor in comparison to the problems that an intelligence analyst or federal agent
has to deal with. You pick up the # around town. Know you're place.
You DO realize the feds get nothing done WITHOUT local and state help right. Every "intel" meeting I ever attended since in LE consisted of
"locals" handing information over to the feds. Yeah the feds have all the cool tools to play with and no jurisdiction, but other then that, they
are not any better then your local Sheriff's Deputy who uncovers a 10 million dollar drung ring using CI's and wiretaps. So "intel" at the street
level is more important than at the fed level...the way you talk so highly of the educated I would of thought you could see this.
Also, having trained at FLETC, I can tell you first hand there REALLY is no difference in training and the way the job is done. Sure the "feds"
have the power to take "high profile" cases, but all in all, it reverts back to us to get it done. Why do you think the feds use local LE to get
much of the info they need? It's because WE are the ones getting all the HUMINT first hand. Anyone can sit in an office going through hundreds of
computer files, looking over photos, etc....definitly DON'T need a degree for that. The feds ONLY seem to get the reputation they do from Hollywood.
They have to go through the same crap we do to get warrantsm make arrests, etc....oh and even us locals have people analyzing emails, photos,
letters, etc....gatering intel.
I am have no doubt there are Ivy League folks out there who do a jam up job gathering intel, can handle LE tasks without issues, and would make fine
agents or officers. My issue is you make the FBI/Feds out to be superior to their counterparts (i.e. locals) which tells me you have NO idea what
your talking about, have no LE experiance at all, OR put yourself on a pedestal because you have a nice degree....which by the way, good for you if
you do...and yes I mean that.
As for the problems we face compared to the feds..your right...ours are more complex...
We don't have the luxury of picking the easy high profile
assignments...we have to handle any and all issues. There is NOTHING the FBI tasks out that local LEO's couldn't do either if given the same tools
and access. Of course if you look at the track record for the feds (overall) they aren't exactly doing a great job. Now of course MUCH of that is
their command staff who sucks and is political, which hinders the troops.
"know your place"....haha...yes master!