posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 08:04 AM
Good to have you hear at this discussion. 30 year service. Congrats, my hat off to you. I would very much like to discuss with you your personal
experiences. I have a differing view from you (which is perfectly fine) I am currently 13 years into serving my PD and great city and I have a
completely differing outlook to many on this site and thread.
Don't get me wrong, I can fully understand why some people are disenchanted and how communication between the police and communities has not been what
it could be. There is a great amount of distrust and I have noticed a change in attitude within the PD since joining back in 00. Anything you wish to
offer on here would be greatly appreciated.
I must say that I am not in any way a libertarian or do I hold those political views at all!!
Thanks for the welcome.
My tenure as a Federal LEO taught me a lot about the laws we are paid to uphold and how it is selectively enforced on the common person. I am looking
into writing a detailed book on this very subject so I won't go into details but suffice to say that we as a nation have given up to much power to the
Federal Government and not in the best way.
I ask you this, are you being taught about the law and what the requirement (Elements) that need to be met to convict someone of a criminal charge, or
are you left to decide this for yourself? I'm sure you are given just enough training to arrest but not the whole law requirement as that would
For most rookie LEO they are left to the devise of their Field Trainer (FT). If the FT is corrupt or ignorant of the laws, then so will the new
recruit. Also hiring practices have brought about less thinking and more reactionary type LEO.
Were there corrupt Officers where I worked? Yes. Did I stand up to them, yes as I was a FT, shift LT and then Chief. I cleaned house and made sure
that all were knowledgeable about the rights of all the people under our protection. It was hard to do but worthwhile. I'd say the hardest thing to
do is to keep up moral. When moral goes down, corruption goes up. Same with Pay, benefits and Training.
Thank you for your service, may you continue to be safe in your activities. I know the job is hard and thankless but always remember, you are a
servant of the public trust and not a tool to create revenue for your city.
edit on 20/1/14 by sirric because: (no reason given)