"I can’t abide all this “Our people are our greatest asset” nonsense. The fact is that most of us uniformed response officers are an annoyance tolerated by senior management only because of the number (but not the quality) of detections we bring in."
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"We’re only just above the public (the ones who don’t write in and complain that is) who bother us incessantly with their reports of crime. I know I’ve said it before, but if it wasn’t for front line officers and victims, police forces would be a lot more efficient."