thoughts on police officers.

@pomwango (1355)
Kenya
April 3, 2013 12:29am CST
i get amused at people's reaction to cops.there are some who see them as saviours since they have helped them in many different ways,while for others a cop is just to be feared at all times.there are people who will immediately take the opposite route to avoid bumping into a cop because some are just good at harrassing people while some are so nice you want to chat and say hello whats your experience with cops like?
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10 responses
@Asylum (48278)
• Manchester, England
3 Apr 13
I have a great respect for the Police, although there are always going to be exceptions. Members of the Police Force are human beings, therefore there are certain to be good and bad as there are among the rest of us. I would never intentionally try to avoid a Police officer, mainly because I have no reason to do so. If I was unfortunate enough to encounter a Police officer who was a discredit to the uniform then naturally I would dislike that person, but I would not make the mistake of viewing others in the same way.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
5 Apr 13
the work the police do is so hard and tough and they deserve to be held in high esteem,too bad that a few of them make us forget the good work the police do for us.
@Asylum (48278)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 13
I agree entirely, everyone remembers the incidents concerning the few bad members of the police force and tends not to notice the ones doing an excellent job.
@maximax8 (28490)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 13
My son is 5 years and 10 months old. He loves police and has his own police man's costume. He loves spotting a police car, a police man or a police motorbike. A few weeks ago we saw a policeman mounted on a horse. I don't want to become known to the police since I am a good person. My little boy said hello to police in South America on our trip last year. He also likes ambulances and fire engines. Right now my son is playing with his toy police car. I don't want to go to anymore vegan rallies due to police presence.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
5 Apr 13
its good that your son has such high admiration for police i hope they will always be a good example to him so that should he wish to move his dream to a career in future he will be a commendable cop.
@lizzyt2007 (1312)
• Craig, Alaska
4 Apr 13
I've had good experiences with the officer's of the law. They warned before and helped me get home in freezing weather. I understand that in some areas there are good police and bad ones to. Its called they human and no one is perfect no matter what their job is. Not everyone is good.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
5 Apr 13
when you meet the cops who will do whatever it takes to help you then they are great police but those who think of misusing their power make us have bad feelings towards them.
@KrauseHome (35277)
• United States
4 Apr 13
Personally, cops are just ordinary people like with any profession. There are good ones as well as bad. Most of them are ordinary people just like any other, and are helpful when you need them. I hsve ran into some that need to learn hoe to be people first instead of allowing the badge to go to their head, but for the most part, I am glad they are their, but this has never been something I would have liked to have been.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
5 Apr 13
they are generally great people and helpful when they know they are here to serve and not to harass.
• India
4 Apr 13
Police officers are working to protect us. There is no need to get fear on them. We must consider them as our protectors. Always i give respect to them and follow the rules and regulations, if we follow the rules correctly there is no need to fear on them.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
5 Apr 13
if you do things right you can relax and enjoy their service but should you cross their good side you are doomed.
4 Apr 13
I was a wild teenager so I didn't much care for cops. Now that I have grown up and am a mother I am grateful for the service they provide. I try to teach my kids that cops are here to help us, catch bad guys, and they are not to be feared. Still when I see a cop my heart begins to race a little.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
5 Apr 13
as long as we are on the right side of the law we shall have no fear of them but once you are on the other side....woe unto you.
• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Apr 13
I have no feelings toward police officers. I know they are just people and some are good and some are not. Some respect others while some don't. They are different just like every person is different. I had one bad experience with a police officer who did not want to do his job. Someone did something really bad to me, I told the officer where he lived and where he worked. The officer told me if he could find the time he would get the guy...That police officer was a waste! But not all are...
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
5 Apr 13
there are those who will move mountains to help and this are the great ones but there is also the type who will help the accused because he can bribe his way through and this are those that leave us with a bad taste.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
3 Apr 13
pomwango I happen to know a lot of cops. They are just as unhappy with the 'rotten apples' as anyone, maybe even more so. The bad cops give them all a bad reputauion and make their jobs a lot harder. I maintain the majority are good guys. Some burn out from having to deal with criminals, thugs, gang members, perverts etc. There's is a tough job..they put their lives on the line everyday and the money is never worth a life...
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
5 Apr 13
i understand how hard it is for the good cops ,there is nothing as bad as working with rotten people they really make your job much harder since people already view you negatively but i agree there are some great cops that need to be commended and appreciated.
@srisahara (4147)
• Indonesia
3 Apr 13
Yes, people who received help from police will think that they are saviours, but for the bad people such as the thief they always consider that police as people that make they scare all the time. yes, this is the reality of the world, one side people love and one side people scare.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
3 Apr 13
i can imagine what thieves feel about cops but there are those who terrorise anyone such that you dont have to have done something bad to be scared of them.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
3 Apr 13
I had a bad experience about 8 years ago. I wouldn't want to get into the details. But to have a clearer understanding of what happened, they took a lot of money from us coz they were trying to scare us of being in such trouble. Not really guilty, but you know how the system could be twisted sometimes....
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
3 Apr 13
i think thats an area the police give themselves a bad name,when they have to be bribed to let you go or compromise the situation its so bad,some just want a bribe since they know you are scared and want the fastest way out.