The points as written are OK, but it is my belief that the system CANNOT BE FIXED, RETAINING THE PERSONEL PRESENTLY IN UNIFORM.
1) LEADERSHIP CANNOT BE LEARNED or DEVELOPED. Leadership is innate. One has it or they don't.
2) YOU CANNOT 'CATCH A COP DOING SOMETHING RIGHT'. THIS ISN'T THIRD GRADE. You don't 'celebrate thing done on a daily basis.' Help someone? solve a crime? complete a project? Jeez, that's their phuquing job.
3) BULLSHIT. I'm tired of these asshats 'calling and waiting for back-up' when they stop my baby-faced sister. YOU AFRAID OF HER? Go get a job at a Circle-K.
4) BULLSHIT No2. 'YOU MUST BE MORE SUPPORTIVE OF EACH OTHER? My gawd, the BLUE WALL is REAL.
5) GROUP No 1 ARE THE BIGGEST SCUMBAGS. THEY 'KNOW IT'S A GAME'. IF THEY WERE 'MEN' THEY WOULD GO OUT AND GET A REAL JOB; MAYBE DOING WHAT THEIR FATHERS DID FOR A LIVING.
6) INSTILLING A SENSE OF COMPETENCE AND CONFIDENCE IN SOMEONE WHO IS NEITHER COMPETANT OR CONFIDANT IS PROBABLY THE MOST DANGEROUS THING YOU CAN DO; ESPESCIALLY IF THAT PERSON WEARS A GUN.
7) THEY DON'T WISH TO 'LIVE DIFFERENTLY. 'THEY' created US vs THEM. We didn't.
PLEASE READ 'PEELS NINE PRINCIPLESof POLICING' below
1.To prevent crime and disorder, as an alternative to their repression by military force and severity of legal punishment.
2.To recognise always that the power of the police to fulfil their functions and duties is dependent on public approval of their existence, actions and behaviour and on their ability to secure and maintain public respect.
3.To recognise always that to secure and maintain the respect and approval of the public means also the securing of the willing co-operation of the public in the task of securing observance of laws.
4.To recognise always that the extent to which the co-operation of the public can be secured diminishes proportionately the necessity of the use of physical force and compulsion for achieving police objectives.
5.To seek and preserve public favour, not by pandering to public opinion; but by constantly demonstrating absolutely impartial service to law, in complete independence of policy, and without regard to the justice or injustice of the substance of individual laws, by ready offering of individual service and friendship to all members of the public without regard to their wealth or social standing, by ready exercise of courtesy and friendly good humour; and by ready offering of individual sacrifice in protecting and preserving life.
6.To use physical force only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient to obtain public co-operation to an extent necessary to secure observance of law or to restore order, and to use only the minimum degree of physical force which is necessary on any particular occasion for achieving a police objective.
7.To maintain at all times a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and that the public are the police, the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
8.To recognise always the need for strict adherence to police-executive functions, and to refrain from even seeming to usurp the powers of the judiciary of avenging individuals or the State, and of authoritatively judging guilt and punishing the guilty.
9.To recognise always that the test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, and not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with them.