2. People who are SUPPOSED to catch criminals, but usually are too busy giving tickets to people for playing their stereo too loud near the old folks home.
2. Someone You talk shit about unless you need some help from them.
The police has many different branches, from the Sheriff's department, to the local metrocops, to the ultra-corrupt state trooper. The bulk of law enforcement has little to do with 'protecting and serving', but rather the taxation of people. The more the police can pin on you, the more you have to pay for a citation, possibly even bail.
Police officers themselves can be fair, but considering most of them are taught to put themselves at a higher standard than the average person, don't count on it. Most of them are young egoists. Forget all these scrubs here saying how police never get respected and always 'spit on'. If you spit on a cop here in the city, you'd most likely end up being carried out of a church with six of your friends and family carrying your casket.
State troopers are notoriously famous for full searches of you or your vehicle, even if the offense was civil. Metrocops may do the same, but normally only if you are black. Metrocops usually ARE racist, and state troopers flat out hate everyone who isn't a cop. However, this isn't the true problem. The real problem is that they have the authority to shoot and kill you, whether you were reaching for a gun or your registration. Don't bother asking if you can either, because usually they are too busy telling you to STFU.
Joe felt he was an honest policeman, even though he knew:
Officer X was protecting two drug houses
Officer Y has sex in his cruiser.
Officer Z said he was patrolling and was really at his house playing Xbox.
Officer Z also kept a sack of weed and .357 magnum he found in a suspects car.
Joe said he is honest. One has to wonder if Joe know he would have been fired for failing to reporting 1% of what he has seen in the private sector.
Some people do not respect these individuals, usually due to a bad experience.
Police Officers are usually seen most active in Traffic Enforcement as this is their prime link to the public.