Originally Posted by SixBanger
Damn bro I'm sorry you've had a sh*tty time. I know several police captains (two are uncles, ones a professor) and they all swear the force was the best thing that happened to them. I don't wanna be a patrol officer but my major is criminal justice and criminology so I'll be in the field. Lol
I know several police captains too (lol) and when you hit that level of administration; that's completely different than what I and other patrol officers do. I can't speak for every law enforcement agency out there but majority of Captain's don't do police work.
Captains are in house pencil pushers who attend COMSTAT meetings and attend other meetings. Most Captain's that I know don't have a clue on modern day policing. These many Captain's haven't worked the road and handled a call for services in decades and many times several decades.
Im sure they are happier in the force because they don't do the dirty work of modern day policing. They don't have too deal with the drags of society all day long. No more domestic disturbances. No more bar and club fights. There home with their families on nights and weekends and holidays.
Policing in 2014 ain't like what it was back in the 60's, 70's, 80's and early to mid 90's. Its a thankless job that people hate you because the police are nothing but a pain in the a$$. We take peoples freedom away when they get arrested. We give citations out for moving violations.
Nobody is happy to see the police. Dealing with trashy human beings and criminals day after day after day can really wear down on a person and many cops become very jaded. We think everybody is a POS because that all we deal with. We don't often deal with good law biding citizens because those people don't typically call us. Its the crap of society that calls us.
Were are expected to solve these peoples problems in a matter of minutes and when you can't, people get pissed.
Sent from my naked Johnson. The thrid real non Boss 227