Well, got 25 years now and would have to say the one thing that has changed the most in LE is the people they hire these days coupled by the people that simply dont apply. The Media has made being a Cop a very evil and disliked profession. No one seems too like cops these days and all these snowflake protests and "Cop Reform" bills prove it!
In 1994 when I took the written exam there were 4000 ppl that came out for the exam. In 2018 there where 800 ppl that came out. The city and the PD are still the same size at about 150k residents with 450 cops.
In the past u had to score relatively high to make it thru the entire process. If u didnt score a 90 or better u weren't going to the second phase.
NOW...... u can be at the bottom of the list and as long as u PASS the exam and the steps in the process u get hired simply because they dont have enough applicants. Half fail the run so ur left with 400 candidates for 30-40 positions. Its a joke! And now the PD has them scared to death to do ANYTHING that might upset the liberal snowflakes running our Democratic city.
I see on YouTube how southern State Police or Highway Patrol agencies are now begging ppl to just apply! But when u pay them minimum wage ur simply not gonna get any good candidates.
Well it’s been years since I’ve posted. Think I almost forgot how. LolAnyone here an LEO in the 70s or early 80s? Laws were different and equipment different. I come from the Atlanta area..Back then perfectly legal (and taught by the Ga Police Academy) to shoot fleeing felons...Was taught by Academy...people trying to elude officers in cars...fair game to shoot tires first and driver second..Result-nobody ran from police..
Any old geezers on this site??
Well it’s been years since I’ve posted. Think I almost forgot how. Lol
How about late 80’s, I guess I’m knocking on that geezer door, Lol
31 years and counting...
I have since retired from the Texas Highway Patrol and now working as a Deputy Sheriff in a small west Texas town where I’m content and stay busy.
I agree there is a very lack of respect for law enforcement and will probably only get worse with the next administration. The incoming government will NOT have your back and would rather crucify you!
All we can do is stand our ground and keep doing what we are sworn to do. Where I work folks for the most part are still very respectable and I feel sorry for the folks on west coast and north east coast! Godbless