10,000 Officers Respond to Policing Poll: Only 7% would recommend becoming an officer

No need to defund the police.  They are quitting early, retiring and leaving the profession.  Those that stay are less likely to arrest anyone—in NYC the number of calls to 911 have been cut in half in the last month—folks would rather shot the criminals on their own instead of calling the cops.

“When asked about their thoughts on leaving law enforcement, just over 30% said they will “remain on the job as long as possible.”

44.5% said they would “like to retire” but were waiting until they were eligible for their pensions while 16.3% said they were now eligible for full pension and “will retire ASAP.”

About 8% said they were not eligible for a pension but were leaving law enforcement anyway and just a fraction said they were new to the job but planned to leave “no matter what.”

The Democrats will get what they want—communities terrified, families buying guns for protection and a crime wave that will be highest in history—politicians not keeping criminals in jail, telling cops not to arrest criminals and criminal realizing it is open season on society.  We did this to ourselves.

10,000 Officers Respond to Policing Poll: Only 7% would recommend becoming an officer

By Calibre Press, 6/30/20 

When Calibre Press asked officers across the country to share their thoughts on the state and future of the police profession, the response was overwhelming. Here’s what we found:

The Participants.

Time on the job: Of the more than 10,000 officers who participated in the poll, 44.5% have been on the job for more than 20 years, 28.9% for between 13-20 years, 18.7% for between 6-12 years and the remaining 7.9% for 5 years or less.

Rank/position: 41.5% are in patrol, 26.2% are first line supervisors, 14.5% are at the command level, 13.7% are detectives and 4.1% are Chiefs or Sheriffs.

Job Satisfaction.

When asked about their overall level of satisfaction with being in law enforcement, 50.8% said they were, “Pleased, but not as much as I used to be.”

9.2% said they were “extremely” satisfied and 7.7% said they were decidedly “not satisfied” to be in law enforcement.

18.2% reported being “somewhat” pleased to be on the job while 14.2% reported “very little” job satisfaction.

Leaving the Job.

When asked about their thoughts on leaving law enforcement, just over 30% said they will “remain on the job as long as possible.”

44.5% said they would “like to retire” but were waiting until they were eligible for their pensions while 16.3% said they were now eligible for full pension and “will retire ASAP.”

About 8% said they were not eligible for a pension but were leaving law enforcement anyway and just a fraction said they were new to the job but planned to leave “no matter what.”

Looking Back.

When asked, “If you had it to do over again, would you enter law enforcement?” responses were closely split. 38.3% said they would, 35.6% said they wouldn’t and 26.1% weren’t sure what they would do.

The Future?

When asked if they would recommend police work to a son or daughter, a whopping 80.5% said no while just 7.2% said they would. The remaining 12.3% said they weren’t sure.

Those who said they wouldn’t recommend that their kids become officers were asked to select all the reasons they feel that way from a list of multiple concerns provided in the poll. They were asked to choose all factors that apply.

88% selected lack of departmental support, 83% checked overall lack of respect for the profession, 63% increased legal liability, 63% duties of the job have changed for the worse and 58% cited concerns for officer safety.

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.

Comments

  1. Totallyfedup says

    As long as spineless, coward, America hating democrats are in office it is not safe to be a police officer.
    As long as government jobs are filled with leftist, liberal, socialist decision makers, it is not smart to be in law enforcement.
    STOP VOTING FOR DEMOCRATS and help save the USA from hate mongers and George Soros.

    • Prayers needed for USA says

      You said it!! Sad to say, this country is going down the tubes. We will be a 3rd world country soon.

  2. William Hicks says

    IF these defunders achieve their goal, you better be armed. In case you’re concerned about being arrested for protecting yourself……Would you prefer 12 pall bearers or a 12 body of jurors to determine your fate?

  3. If people start shooting the criminals the Dimms will have a hard time blaming the police for it. Maybe thats why they want to defund the police. It’s gettin’ to where you have to do everything for yourself if you want it done right.

  4. We’d have to see what the polls were like in the past, but I’d like different results obviously.

  5. Shane Conway says

    When I worked for the Orange County Sheriff, I was asked by numerous young men and women about law enforcement. As recently as 2015, before I retired, I told many that law enforcement was NOT a good career path anymore. That is my opinion even more so today. Unfortunately, everything that we see happening and the attacks, literally and figuratively, I saw coming. How could I know this. I am not alone. Many of us saw it coming. The politicians are coming out of the government-controlled education system that hates America. The lawyers, including those who become prosecutors, all come out of a handful of liberal colleges and universities who want to, in the words of the democrat party and Joe Biden, “transform America”.

    Thank God for the Second Amendment and our Constitution. When law enforcement is no longer allowed to defend innocent people from the likes of terrorists such as BlackLivesMatter or Antifah, it is the duty of all REAL Americans to take up arms and defend their families, themselves and the honor of the United States of America!

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