Why did we sign up to protect and serve ?
Kick off this week with coffee and perspective!
This weekend, a young, motivated brand new cop came into our store. We chatted over coffee for while about the current law enforcement challenges, and her career goals.
I asked her “why did you sign up for this job?” Her reply started down that cookie cutter cliche and I stopped her. I asked her, “no BS, seriously why do want to do this job in today’s nearly impossible world of law enforcement?”
She paused for a few seconds and then said “I want to do my part to take pure evil off the streets.”
Some veteran cops (myself included) are quick to point out the shortcomings of this newest incoming generation of officers.
The truth is, nothing has changed with the “why we do it”. It’s the “how we do it” that has changed.