Fellow LEOs out there?
So i've been a cop for almost 2 years (yes i'm a green bean noobie... blue-green though lol)
Is it bad that I don't like to arrest for dumb stuff or write tons of tickets? I always do my duty when it needs to be done. I will arrest when it's warranted, but I notice some cops arrest on every opportunity they get.
But I didn't get into this cause I like messing with people and taking every-and-anyone "to the cleaners" for petty things like a first offense operation after suspension - an essentially victimless crime that can easily be dealt with by writing a must-appear summons.
Any opinions? Am I a bad cop because I avoid arresting people unless its a crime that has an actual victim?
- AnaLv 61 month agoFavorite Answer
No that actually makes you a really good cop. Of course, other cops might be jealous or salty that you’re a good cop. Just hold your head high bro
- Pepper, PhDLv 61 month ago
If you were a cop you would understand that a cop's duty is to enforce the law. You have discretion in many cases but deciding which laws to enforce and which not to enforce is not a decision you get to make.
BTW, if cops never charged people for a first offense, no one would ever be charged.Source(s): 20 years a cop