A new survey of 10,000 police officers indicates increasingly negative perception of cops by the progressive left and liberal media may be taking a toll on the lives of law enforcement officers. Over 80% said they would not recommend their child follow their footsteps into law enforcement.
As one micro-example, TCO reported a man in the new NY protest area was caught on video denigrating police officers in a tirade.
A woman off camera says “I can’t believe y’all are getting paid to sit there like f*cking idiots.” The shirtless protester then chimes in “Your hairdresser has to go to school for longer than you do. Half of you don’t even have a college education to be out her making demands about the people…when you can’t even read a f*cking history book.”
Black Lives Matter protesters at the NY CHAZ brag about their college educations and mock the police for being uneducated, working class, illiterate rubes. They also call a black cop “black Judas” or race traitor. pic.twitter.com/HD01cu2ZVc
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 1, 2020
A recent survey by Calibre Press of 10,000 officers found 80.3% would not recommend their son or daughter go into law enforcement.
Only 7.5% would recommend their child go into law enforcement and 12.3% were undecided.
Per PoliceOne, those who said they wouldn’t recommend that their children become officers were asked to select all the reasons they feel that way from a list of multiple concerns provided in the poll:
88% selected lack of departmental support;
83% selected overall lack of respect for the profession;
63% selected increased legal liability;
63% selected duties of the job have changed for the worse;
58% cited concerns for officer safety.
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.
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.”
Nine percent said they were “extremely” satisfied and 7.7% said they were decidedly “not satisfied” to be in law enforcement.
Eighteen percent reported being “somewhat” pleased to be on the job, while 14.2% reported “very little” job satisfaction.