ANSWERS: 59
  • A man in uniform really does it for me.
  • It depends on the individual!
  • I see the need for and I am appreciative of what they stand for. So, yes, as a whole, I do like Police Officers...
  • I do, they make me feel safe and its comforting to see them out and about :)
  • I like the police officers that do their job. But I do not like the ones that think because they have a badge they are above the law.
  • Some of them, there are good cops and bad cops though
  • Yes i like the police mind you i have to my brother is one.
  • They come in real handy sometimes.
  • Like any other person, I like or dislike them on an individual basis, based on who they are, not what they do. Lots of professions contribute to the betterment of society, but most are less recognized for their contribution.
  • Yes I like them,But just like all people some are better than others!!!!!!!
  • Some are good, some are not. However without them, there would be anarchy.
  • I like this one!
  • In a nut shell....NO! unless they arn't on the take and not nicking you for something really stupid like a couple of joints then putting it in their pockets!
  • Yes, I do.
  • Some fo them are ok. My bpyfriends mom just started dating one and he said he didn't like cops. Ironic.
  • Overall, yes. I appreciate what they do and I applaud them for it.
  • I have found that some are jerks, and I have found that some are very nice people.
  • Like everyone else: some are bad, some are good; some are racists, some are not; some are drug dealers, some are not; some are murderers, some are not.
  • NO ! Most PA cops always try to find a reason to arrest the victim first.
  • Of course. I like good quality cops the best. It's ridiculous to say that you don't support law enforcement. The alternative being chaos, I should say not. I know a few of them and they are pretty cool overall. They know that they are supposed to 'Serve' and protect the community and I respect them for that.
  • They are not a class of people with one genetic code or personality type. They are like any other people, I am drawn to friendship with some and have less in common with others. Generally, I try to like most everyone because there is good in everyone. I find that most people who try this approach to people are pretty successful at it.
  • The good ones..Yes I do. They try their best to keep me safe and they are severly underpaid. I have to respect a person who ventures into a career as such.
  • Sure, but only the Officers on AB
  • Only if they bring their handcuffs... ;)
  • Yes. I respect them a lot. They probably hate me though.
  • yes i know a few and have great respect for what they do, they see and do things everyday that most people couldnt cope with.
  • I dont know any? but im sure theres good and bad same as the rest of us
  • Hell yeah! I totally respect and appreciate what they do.
  • Theoretically, and generally no, as i don't like what they stand for... but as people it varies, some are nice someare not, depends on the person...
  • Keep your nose clean and you should never have to raise an opinion.
  • I've had a few friends that were different branches of law enforcement. They are just people like everyone else. I like nice people and don't like people that are unnecessarily rude or dishonest. I think most police work very hard to serve the public best they can in a difficult job.
  • I totally respect what they do, the risks that they have to take with their own lives, and the restraint that they almost always use in dealing with the myriad aholes out there. There's a very small number of bad actors in law enforcement but I venture to say that the proportion of them that are is far smaller than that of the general populace.
  • As a whole, absolutely not. There is only one that I can even remotely get along with in all of America.
  • On a whole Yes I do and considering my Dad was one when I was growing up, I learned to have alot up respect for them but like ever job out there, you find bad apples that give the name a bad reputation. I feel you need to judge the person on a whole not the job, badge etc. As some let that badge go right to their head and soon forget who they really are and where they came from and some times this causes real bad feeling between the policeman and the man on the street.
  • The bad ones they show on TV all the time....NO! All the good ones...YES!
  • Yeah, even though I have horrible luck with police officers. I've been cuffed twice because of mistaken identity. Because I looked like someone that they had been after.
  • No there scum
  • yes i know quite a few police officers.:-)
  • Sometimes i would like to not =), but for the most part they are very good people, and i respect them for what they have to do. With power comes responsibility (total spiderman quote lol)
  • Yes, I appreciate what they have to deal with. Just like anyone else though, I don't like the ones that abuse their authority and act like jerks.
  • I cannot imagine what life would be like if the police were not around. Maybe i'd come home to an empty house, be raped then killed. Something like that? Police get too much grief. I support them!
  • generally, I have nothing against normal, police officers. The ones who act professionally. I have issues with those who have conducted themselves with unprofessionalism - name-calling, chasing, following, then making out that the one they chase is lying I have tried to distance myself from them - they won't take no for an answer, an so they resort to dirty threats. When they do that I report them. I do not trust these particular officers and don't want them in my life. This is an answer based on actual events
  • Sure do, the ones I know anyway. They are always there when I need them. Sometimes they even need my help.
  • I used to believe all police were good and they protected and served. I still believe most police are good, hardworking people. However, the bad police changed my opinion. Crooked cops beat up innocent people and then press phony charges against them to cover up the beating. Many of the beating victims are young women, elderly people and even people in wheelchairs who cannot defend themselves. For example, in this video, Metropolitan Washington Airport Police beat a girl up, throwing her across the room into a metal chair and into the woman in yellow. Then they picked her up and threw her against a table. After that, they bashed her head into that metal table, giving her a concussion. Then they twisted her arm so hard that it was about to break, at Reagan National Airport.
  • I like them but they don't seem to like me...
  • I always had great respect for all Public Officals. Now I am terrified of them. I have ahd a terible experience. I want to trust again...if the one who did me wrong would apologize sincerely to me...I could go on and trust again. I do not want to have fear it is terrible.
  • Yes, as long as they have PLENTY of salt and pepper on them and are "medium well."
  • Not in the slightest, i've never had an encounter with a cop that left me thinking of them as anything more than a bully with a gun.
  • That is like asking if I like people that take out the garbage. Police are people, some are likeable and some are less so. I have noticed a trend that began during the late 1960's where the beat officers became more isolated, and less interactive with the common people of the beat. Of course the paranoia that the drug culture and the anti-war culture developed at that time became epidemic. Returning GI's frustrated by the lack of accomplishment in SEAsia and the treatment of Vets in the larger culture my have gone into policework with a chip on their shoulders. For a number of years working with multiple jurisdictions in Oklahoma the difference between detectives, uniforms and administration, was clear for all to see who were veterans of the Viet Nam era. A beat cop is an infantry man, he is on hand to deal with the mess made by people in crisis. For some odd reason many have found that being loud and intimidating is a easy way to defuse situations by frightening both the guilty and innocent. It is like firing a gun in a barfight, it gets everyone's attention. Yet, this tactic is completely wrong when working with the mentally ill and developmentally disabled. Passive-Aggressive people push back harder the harder they are pushed without even a thought of fright. Mentally ill and developmentally disabled have more of a deer in the headlights reaction. Entreaties to put down a weapon, fall on the ears of people that have really forgotten they are holding one, if they understand the words at all. There are thereputic models that police and sherriffs offices across the country have trained on, reducing the number of fatalities and enabled police to get control of a situation where all things are truly unequal. Tazering is also a problem. I lost an aquaintance recently who was tazered. He was known in the community as developmentally disabled with the self control of a pre-schooler. He was huge, 300+ pounds, diabetic and with a serious cardiac condition. The officers thought tazering would be an easy way to get him to stop acting out, instead they killed him. I recall one day one of my former clients came in to the office to see her case worker. Her worker was in the field and I was the one they considered could get her under control. She was in her 50's and paranoid schitzophrenic. She was covered in blood. The building cops kept an eye on us while getting the information on the incident from police dispach. She had just stabbed a particularly surly officer with a 10 inch butcher knife, I found out later. I calmed her down and got two familiar officers from the sherrifs department to escort her into custody. I always believe you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinagar, even the loco ones. One of the finest officers, I knew was on the Norman Police Department in Oklahoma. Though small of stature he was athletic and could run forever. He was famous for wearing out his suspects in foot chases. No flying tackles, he just waited until they collapsed from exhaustion. He was good to his Dad and Mom, and had lunch each week with my mentor (his Dad) and his brother who was with state drug enforcement and later became a judge. Police work is not rocket science but when you have to deal with so many obscure points of view it is impossible to please everyone. And the scope of the police is limited by the law. If you are serious about getting to know policemen, call your city HQ and find out if there are any volunteer programs that you might fit into, and be prepared to have every aspect of your life documented before you are accepted. It's for everyone's safety.
  • Ones that have experience yes. Snot nosed tiny rookies with a chip on their shoulder NO!
  • Do I like plumbers or teachers or accountants? How about engineers or salesmen or hairdressers? A person's occupation does not define them. I like them because of who they are, not what kind of job they have. I respect the police for laying their lives on the line every day for us and for the fact that without them we would be a lawless society.
  • See my answers to the following... What do you think? Cops - (MY take) Law Enforcement - http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/2279450 Why are cops on AB criticized and DRed? - http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/2212210 Is it dangerous to be a cop? - http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/2525377 Not all cops are alike (not all are bad) - http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/2794631 Why do people love firefighters but hate cops? - http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/3295987 (with tribute videos)
  • Yes, the majority are professional and perform services that most people would find too dangerous, repulsive and stressful. I have family members and close friends who are law enforcement officers.
  • I get alone OK with them.
  • I like Police Officers, except when they give me a speeding ticket.
  • Yes most of them are good but you will always have that one or two cops whoa are a bad apple...
  • Not where i live anyway, if your going to be a cop then you need to respect your uniform and badge. alot of them don't.

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