04 August 2013

Why Do We Have Paramilitary Cops?

Leave High School, go into the armed services, do your 20. Now you're 38 years old with a military history, and a dead shot for a new job in law enforcement.  Put in your 20, and you're retired at the age of 58 with 2 pensions.

There are also those who took to law enforcement as a vocation. They tend to retire around 45 , and pick up a cop-like job on the side.

There's no cadre.  The career cops retire with the 25 years of service, and the former service guys end up with the seniority.

So, duh, the point of view of the "law enforcement" folks is going to reflect the hiring biases.


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