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New Study: Cops With College Degrees Are Less Likely to Use Force Against Citizens

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A new study out of Michigan State University proposes an eye-opening correlation between college educated police officers and their actions as cops.

The study suggests that college-educated police experience higher rates of job dissatisfaction. The study also suggests that police officers with college degrees are more likely to have adverse views of their supervisors and don’t necessarily favor community policing.

But perhaps the most compelling facet of this MSU study is the evidence that college-educated officers are less likely to use force on citizens.

The study analyzed data from 2,109 police officers in seven metropolitan police departments. Although none of the departments required a degree, 45 percent of the officers surveyed, possessed one.

Interestingly, the study showed that the type of degree the officer received made no difference in the level of job dissatisfaction.

“Our latest results on police views might lead one to question whether a college education is beneficial for officers,” said William Terrill, professor at MSU’s School of Criminal Justice and co-author of the study. “But our research is a mixed bag, and you have to take into account the behavioral effect as well. If you use less force on individuals, your police department is going to be viewed as more legitimate and trustworthy and you’re not going to have all the protests we’re having across the country.”

Today’s policing, Terrill said, “is much more about social work than it is law enforcement. It’s about resolving low-level disputes, dealing with loiterers and so on.” Officers with experience in psychology, sociology and other college-taught disciplines might be more adept at addressing these issues, according to the study.

This study from MSU tends to corroborate the reasoning behind the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit condoning the ability of police departments to discriminate against smart people. 

The main argument cited by the court for the decision to allow police departments the ability to discriminate is that smart people experienced more job dissatisfaction.

However, knowing that educated cops tend to be less violent and to know that departments can legally refuse to hire officers with higher intelligence, one can now have a better understanding of the police state in which we currently find ourselves.

A smart person does not create a domestic standing army and call it freedom.

A smart person does not deliberately tear gas journalists. A smart person does not point a rifle an innocent person and tell them that they are going to kill him. A smart person does not severely beat a person with down syndrome because he sees a bulge in his pants, which is actually a colostomy bag. A smart person does not continuously shoot at an unarmed man who posed no threat and whose arms are in the air.

Another study should be conducted that takes a look at departments who have a majority of college-educated officers and compare the level of force used to another department with a majority of officers who are not college-educated.

Perhaps the level of job satisfaction would increase if the departments were made up of intelligent people who are less likely to use force. Maybe, just maybe, the act of policing a society could be done with acumen and compassion instead of ignorance and brute force. One can certainly dream.



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  • What a surprise…not!!!

  • What a surprise…not!!!

  • What a surprise…not!!!

  • If there was no drug war what excuse would they have to cause harm ?

    • The Humane Society has been using them to destroy thousands of human and animal lives each year. They will think of something.

      What little validity our law enforcement ever had was destroyed by the drug war.

    • and in war situations, murder isn’t an issue 😉

  • If there was no drug war what excuse would they have to cause harm ?

    • The Humane Society has been using them to destroy thousands of human and animal lives each year. They will think of something.

      What little validity our law enforcement ever had was destroyed by the drug war.

    • and in war situations, murder isn’t an issue 😉

  • If there was no drug war what excuse would they have to cause harm ?

    • The Humane Society has been using them to destroy thousands of human and animal lives each year. They will think of something.

      What little validity our law enforcement ever had was destroyed by the drug war.

    • and in war situations, murder isn’t an issue 😉

  • This is so bad….

  • This is so bad….

  • This is so bad….

  • What college educated person would actually want to be Barney Fife?

  • What college educated person would actually want to be Barney Fife?

  • What college educated person would actually want to be Barney Fife?

  • & there you have it! Police hiring policies: Morons need apply only!

  • & there you have it! Police hiring policies: Morons need apply only!

  • & there you have it! Police hiring policies: Morons need apply only!

  • Having a degree doesn’t make you compassionate. They hire people with a psychological profile that will enable them to follow
    Orders regardless of morality.

    • Having a degree doesn’t mean you’re smart. I’ve known people with master’s and they don’t even know how to do laundry or change a tire or cook.

  • Having a degree doesn’t make you compassionate. They hire people with a psychological profile that will enable them to follow
    Orders regardless of morality.

    • Having a degree doesn’t mean you’re smart. I’ve known people with master’s and they don’t even know how to do laundry or change a tire or cook.

  • Having a degree doesn’t make you compassionate. They hire people with a psychological profile that will enable them to follow
    Orders regardless of morality.

    • Having a degree doesn’t mean you’re smart. I’ve known people with master’s and they don’t even know how to do laundry or change a tire or cook.

  • Bust the police union they protect bad cops only

  • Bust the police union they protect bad cops only

  • Bust the police union they protect bad cops only

  • People who have traditionally joined police departments don’t have much options in making a decent living and moving into the middle-class other than law enforcement jobs. At best a HS graduate at the bottom of their class who served in the military, is all it takes.

    • Veterans are way overqualified ! most applicants are straight out of police academy ! all cops need much higher qualifications than 8-16 weeks of training !

    • It’s pretty ridiculous for people to buy the BS, that such limited training, which is a lot less than most trades, can make you a perfect law abiding disciplined employee.

  • People who have traditionally joined police departments don’t have much options in making a decent living and moving into the middle-class other than law enforcement jobs. At best a HS graduate at the bottom of their class who served in the military, is all it takes.

    • Veterans are way overqualified ! most applicants are straight out of police academy ! all cops need much higher qualifications than 8-16 weeks of training !

    • It’s pretty ridiculous for people to buy the BS, that such limited training, which is a lot less than most trades, can make you a perfect law abiding disciplined employee.

  • People who have traditionally joined police departments don’t have much options in making a decent living and moving into the middle-class other than law enforcement jobs. At best a HS graduate at the bottom of their class who served in the military, is all it takes.

    • Veterans are way overqualified ! most applicants are straight out of police academy ! all cops need much higher qualifications than 8-16 weeks of training !

    • It’s pretty ridiculous for people to buy the BS, that such limited training, which is a lot less than most trades, can make you a perfect law abiding disciplined employee.

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  • It should be mandatory that cops use rubber bullets. Too many don’t realize the gravity and responsibility of being authorized to use a loaded weapon.

  • It should be mandatory that cops use rubber bullets. Too many don’t realize the gravity and responsibility of being authorized to use a loaded weapon.

  • It should be mandatory that cops use rubber bullets. Too many don’t realize the gravity and responsibility of being authorized to use a loaded weapon.

  • *Violence not force.

    Cops Almost always initiate the coercive action therefore making it violence.

  • *Violence not force.

    Cops Almost always initiate the coercive action therefore making it violence.

  • *Violence not force.

    Cops Almost always initiate the coercive action therefore making it violence.

  • If this doesn’t get POLICE DEPT.’S to hire more and more COLLEGE GRADS …. well then …. this society sucks!!!!

    Screw the BRUTAL, UNEDUCATED POLICE OFFICER …… Hiring of the COLLEGE EDUCATED is a MUST!!!!!

    • Only reason police dept.’s what to hire the uneducated is because the more often than not follow orders without question!!!! It is sickening!!

    • Actually in New York all police applicants need a minimum of 2 years of college or a degree. State Police needs a BA to qualify

    • Well, Commissioner Frank X. Reagan is an awesome Police Commissioner!!!!

      And having his youngest son that graduated from law school …. 5 or more years ago …. forgo being a lawyer and joins the police force …. was genius!! Jamie Reagan is doing awesome!!

  • If this doesn’t get POLICE DEPT.’S to hire more and more COLLEGE GRADS …. well then …. this society sucks!!!!

    Screw the BRUTAL, UNEDUCATED POLICE OFFICER …… Hiring of the COLLEGE EDUCATED is a MUST!!!!!

    • Only reason police dept.’s what to hire the uneducated is because the more often than not follow orders without question!!!! It is sickening!!

    • Actually in New York all police applicants need a minimum of 2 years of college or a degree. State Police needs a BA to qualify

    • Well, Commissioner Frank X. Reagan is an awesome Police Commissioner!!!!

      And having his youngest son that graduated from law school …. 5 or more years ago …. forgo being a lawyer and joins the police force …. was genius!! Jamie Reagan is doing awesome!!

  • If this doesn’t get POLICE DEPT.’S to hire more and more COLLEGE GRADS …. well then …. this society sucks!!!!

    Screw the BRUTAL, UNEDUCATED POLICE OFFICER …… Hiring of the COLLEGE EDUCATED is a MUST!!!!!

    • Only reason police dept.’s what to hire the uneducated is because the more often than not follow orders without question!!!! It is sickening!!

    • Actually in New York all police applicants need a minimum of 2 years of college or a degree. State Police needs a BA to qualify

    • Well, Commissioner Frank X. Reagan is an awesome Police Commissioner!!!!

      And having his youngest son that graduated from law school …. 5 or more years ago …. forgo being a lawyer and joins the police force …. was genius!! Jamie Reagan is doing awesome!!

  • remember those dumb, high school, jock, assholes who would bully everyone? guess where they end up working…

    • That’s what I’ve been saying all along. Though saying cops need college is goofy.

    • Fukin bullies…It seems now the only way to put up A good fight or kick A bullies ass is to become A lawyer or at least know your rights.

    • Yup^^^Which is why I’m headed to Law school….FTP.

  • remember those dumb, high school, jock, assholes who would bully everyone? guess where they end up working…

    • That’s what I’ve been saying all along. Though saying cops need college is goofy.

    • Fukin bullies…It seems now the only way to put up A good fight or kick A bullies ass is to become A lawyer or at least know your rights.

    • Yup^^^Which is why I’m headed to Law school….FTP.

  • remember those dumb, high school, jock, assholes who would bully everyone? guess where they end up working…

    • That’s what I’ve been saying all along. Though saying cops need college is goofy.

    • Fukin bullies…It seems now the only way to put up A good fight or kick A bullies ass is to become A lawyer or at least know your rights.

    • Yup^^^Which is why I’m headed to Law school….FTP.

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  • They ought to be able to pass the bar

  • They ought to be able to pass the bar

  • They ought to be able to pass the bar

  • Of course they don’t want critical thinkers and those that would questions orders.

  • Of course they don’t want critical thinkers and those that would questions orders.

  • Of course they don’t want critical thinkers and those that would questions orders.

  • Really. Why do the people who work at Social Security office or the welfare office have to have a bachelor’s degree, but a police officer has to only have a high school diploma?

  • Really. Why do the people who work at Social Security office or the welfare office have to have a bachelor’s degree, but a police officer has to only have a high school diploma?

  • Really. Why do the people who work at Social Security office or the welfare office have to have a bachelor’s degree, but a police officer has to only have a high school diploma?

  • How do you control a people w an army that can think for itself? You dont

  • How do you control a people w an army that can think for itself? You dont

  • How do you control a people w an army that can think for itself? You dont

  • Why they need “officers” who have poor education, low intelligence, and poor judgment.

  • Why they need “officers” who have poor education, low intelligence, and poor judgment.

  • Why they need “officers” who have poor education, low intelligence, and poor judgment.

  • Hahaha. “A cop with a college degree”

  • Hahaha. “A cop with a college degree”

  • Hahaha. “A cop with a college degree”

  • Weird since NYPD requires a 2 year degree

  • Weird since NYPD requires a 2 year degree

  • Weird since NYPD requires a 2 year degree

  • I thought that I said all Leo’s should be grads of real colleges? Oh wait I did. Want to know what your liberal art degrees are good for? Here ya go.

  • I thought that I said all Leo’s should be grads of real colleges? Oh wait I did. Want to know what your liberal art degrees are good for? Here ya go.

  • I thought that I said all Leo’s should be grads of real colleges? Oh wait I did. Want to know what your liberal art degrees are good for? Here ya go.

  • Look a book reader!

  • Look a book reader!

  • Look a book reader!

  • Exactly! They have, and are, dumb!!! To say it nicely.

  • Exactly! They have, and are, dumb!!! To say it nicely.

  • Exactly! They have, and are, dumb!!! To say it nicely.

  • Cops with college degrees? Haha

  • Cops with college degrees? Haha

  • Cops with college degrees? Haha

  • Then again, anyone with a college degree isn’t likely to get hired.

  • Then again, anyone with a college degree isn’t likely to get hired.

  • Then again, anyone with a college degree isn’t likely to get hired.

  • i totally agree

  • i totally agree

  • i totally agree

  • if you have a degree your also less likely to be hired by the PD they dont want smart people

  • if you have a degree your also less likely to be hired by the PD they dont want smart people

  • if you have a degree your also less likely to be hired by the PD they dont want smart people

  • Well, it seems there’s a ceiling but no floor. I’ve known that since I was 6!

  • Well, it seems there’s a ceiling but no floor. I’ve known that since I was 6!

  • Well, it seems there’s a ceiling but no floor. I’ve known that since I was 6!

  • Oh my how did y’all figure that out. That means won’t many college people get hired. They hire people like Marines that are trained to kill.

  • Oh my how did y’all figure that out. That means won’t many college people get hired. They hire people like Marines that are trained to kill.

  • Oh my how did y’all figure that out. That means won’t many college people get hired. They hire people like Marines that are trained to kill.

  • Which is why low IQ’s are picked for officers.

  • Which is why low IQ’s are picked for officers.

  • Which is why low IQ’s are picked for officers.

  • Oh geez… They dont want them so smart that they actually think for themselves.

  • Oh geez… They dont want them so smart that they actually think for themselves.

  • Oh geez… They dont want them so smart that they actually think for themselves.

  • Marty Feroli part of the problem?

  • Marty Feroli part of the problem?

  • Marty Feroli part of the problem?

  • Not hired because you are too smart?? Be awful to have an intelligent officer on a police force.

    • They want them just smart enough to blindly follow orders. But not so smart they’d think about the orders or question them in any way. Just big dumb brutes.

  • Not hired because you are too smart?? Be awful to have an intelligent officer on a police force.

    • They want them just smart enough to blindly follow orders. But not so smart they’d think about the orders or question them in any way. Just big dumb brutes.

  • Not hired because you are too smart?? Be awful to have an intelligent officer on a police force.

    • They want them just smart enough to blindly follow orders. But not so smart they’d think about the orders or question them in any way. Just big dumb brutes.

  • That’s every job

  • That’s every job

  • That’s every job

  • Det bør komme ind i debatten herhjemme om at korte politiets uddannelser ned

  • Det bør komme ind i debatten herhjemme om at korte politiets uddannelser ned

  • Det bør komme ind i debatten herhjemme om at korte politiets uddannelser ned

  • I was just following orders!

  • I was just following orders!

  • I was just following orders!

  • I believe it is policy in the UK that officers have to obtain a 4 year degree… in psychology. A few years ago I wrote an article about an LAPD recruitment fair. Not only did I have to explain to the officers running it that THC is *not* a drug but the active ingredient in marijuana, I scored the highest out of the 80+ applicants on the test/essay but was later told I was “permanently disqualified” for telling the truth.

  • I believe it is policy in the UK that officers have to obtain a 4 year degree… in psychology. A few years ago I wrote an article about an LAPD recruitment fair. Not only did I have to explain to the officers running it that THC is *not* a drug but the active ingredient in marijuana, I scored the highest out of the 80+ applicants on the test/essay but was later told I was “permanently disqualified” for telling the truth.

  • I believe it is policy in the UK that officers have to obtain a 4 year degree… in psychology. A few years ago I wrote an article about an LAPD recruitment fair. Not only did I have to explain to the officers running it that THC is *not* a drug but the active ingredient in marijuana, I scored the highest out of the 80+ applicants on the test/essay but was later told I was “permanently disqualified” for telling the truth.

  • With or without a Degree, they’re still stupid as fuck and their conduct speaks louder than a piece of paper they spent hundreds of dollars for.

  • With or without a Degree, they’re still stupid as fuck and their conduct speaks louder than a piece of paper they spent hundreds of dollars for.

  • With or without a Degree, they’re still stupid as fuck and their conduct speaks louder than a piece of paper they spent hundreds of dollars for.

  • And that’s exactly why many police departments don’t hire them. They know that less-educated individuals are more likely to follow unlawful orders and bend the rules.

  • And that’s exactly why many police departments don’t hire them. They know that less-educated individuals are more likely to follow unlawful orders and bend the rules.

  • And that’s exactly why many police departments don’t hire them. They know that less-educated individuals are more likely to follow unlawful orders and bend the rules.

  • Bullshit…. Its not the education, its humanity and iq lvl

  • Bullshit…. Its not the education, its humanity and iq lvl

  • Bullshit…. Its not the education, its humanity and iq lvl

  • It takes three years of training to become a police officer in Denmark. Training includes civil law, traffic law, human rights, physical training, psychology, cultural sociology, drug identification, just to name a few. Just sayin’….

    • That’s great

    • Takes an AVERAGE of 16 weeks in the USA. Some places longer, some less time. You need more training to do hair in the USA then to be a cop.

  • It takes three years of training to become a police officer in Denmark. Training includes civil law, traffic law, human rights, physical training, psychology, cultural sociology, drug identification, just to name a few. Just sayin’….

    • That’s great

    • Takes an AVERAGE of 16 weeks in the USA. Some places longer, some less time. You need more training to do hair in the USA then to be a cop.

  • It takes three years of training to become a police officer in Denmark. Training includes civil law, traffic law, human rights, physical training, psychology, cultural sociology, drug identification, just to name a few. Just sayin’….

    • That’s great

    • Takes an AVERAGE of 16 weeks in the USA. Some places longer, some less time. You need more training to do hair in the USA then to be a cop.

  • And how many SA are there with college degrees? They mostly hire ignorant thugs.

  • And how many SA are there with college degrees? They mostly hire ignorant thugs.

  • And how many SA are there with college degrees? They mostly hire ignorant thugs.

  • I wouldn’t say, that it is surprising

  • I wouldn’t say, that it is surprising

  • I wouldn’t say, that it is surprising

  • And eventualy, everyone who can think is dangerous

  • And eventualy, everyone who can think is dangerous

  • And eventualy, everyone who can think is dangerous

  • I believe this!

  • I believe this!

  • I believe this!

  • Sounds like horseshit to me. Common Sense used to be an essential requirement. Seems to be malleable conformity is now more in vogue. Departments look for obedient compliant order takers it seems. That’s why the problems MO.

  • Sounds like horseshit to me. Common Sense used to be an essential requirement. Seems to be malleable conformity is now more in vogue. Departments look for obedient compliant order takers it seems. That’s why the problems MO.

  • Sounds like horseshit to me. Common Sense used to be an essential requirement. Seems to be malleable conformity is now more in vogue. Departments look for obedient compliant order takers it seems. That’s why the problems MO.

  • in Brazil there is a governor who does not want educated cops because they are “insubordinate”

  • in Brazil there is a governor who does not want educated cops because they are “insubordinate”

  • in Brazil there is a governor who does not want educated cops because they are “insubordinate”

  • #KnowledgeIsPower!

  • #KnowledgeIsPower!

  • #KnowledgeIsPower!

  • Oh source of great knowledge. Please print your source. Did you know?? Will not get the job done

  • Oh source of great knowledge. Please print your source. Did you know?? Will not get the job done

  • Oh source of great knowledge. Please print your source. Did you know?? Will not get the job done

  • The police in my city must have a 4 year degree. .They are far from perfect but they do seem to be a notch or two better than surrounding cities.

  • The police in my city must have a 4 year degree. .They are far from perfect but they do seem to be a notch or two better than surrounding cities.

  • The police in my city must have a 4 year degree. .They are far from perfect but they do seem to be a notch or two better than surrounding cities.

  • there is some truth to that ….

  • there is some truth to that ….

  • there is some truth to that ….

  • So??? You’re saying more intelligent people are less likely to go caveman and beat the crap out of someone, or shoot them for asking a question? Or pointing out things that a “law enforcement officer” should know? Like the law?
    Gosh… I wonder why that is?

  • So??? You’re saying more intelligent people are less likely to go caveman and beat the crap out of someone, or shoot them for asking a question? Or pointing out things that a “law enforcement officer” should know? Like the law?
    Gosh… I wonder why that is?

  • So??? You’re saying more intelligent people are less likely to go caveman and beat the crap out of someone, or shoot them for asking a question? Or pointing out things that a “law enforcement officer” should know? Like the law?
    Gosh… I wonder why that is?

  • And they taking full advantage of it !!

  • And they taking full advantage of it !!

  • And they taking full advantage of it !!

  • How about getting people to stop committing crimes? I could understand hunger as a reason for criminal behavior but this isn’t the case in the US is it? Most crime is to get money for drugs. Stop doing drugs and stop committing crimes. Find a way to get that across to people. Also, 102 cops died this year, let’s see some more posts about that.

  • How about getting people to stop committing crimes? I could understand hunger as a reason for criminal behavior but this isn’t the case in the US is it? Most crime is to get money for drugs. Stop doing drugs and stop committing crimes. Find a way to get that across to people. Also, 102 cops died this year, let’s see some more posts about that.

  • How about getting people to stop committing crimes? I could understand hunger as a reason for criminal behavior but this isn’t the case in the US is it? Most crime is to get money for drugs. Stop doing drugs and stop committing crimes. Find a way to get that across to people. Also, 102 cops died this year, let’s see some more posts about that.

  • The typical one in a million … a cop with a college degree.

  • The typical one in a million … a cop with a college degree.

  • The typical one in a million … a cop with a college degree.

  • The logical process of elimination of social reasoning. It finishes with the blind leading the blinded.

  • The logical process of elimination of social reasoning. It finishes with the blind leading the blinded.

  • The logical process of elimination of social reasoning. It finishes with the blind leading the blinded.

  • because dumb usually goes hand in hand with ‘violent’. The more educated they are- the less likely they are to resort to beating your head in. They are LOOKING for more violent types to be the drones that will put fear into the people- or kill them. Do you think the SS police were sweethearts- NO they struck a chord of fear into everyone…just what’s necessary before/during any take-over.

  • because dumb usually goes hand in hand with ‘violent’. The more educated they are- the less likely they are to resort to beating your head in. They are LOOKING for more violent types to be the drones that will put fear into the people- or kill them. Do you think the SS police were sweethearts- NO they struck a chord of fear into everyone…just what’s necessary before/during any take-over.

  • because dumb usually goes hand in hand with ‘violent’. The more educated they are- the less likely they are to resort to beating your head in. They are LOOKING for more violent types to be the drones that will put fear into the people- or kill them. Do you think the SS police were sweethearts- NO they struck a chord of fear into everyone…just what’s necessary before/during any take-over.

  • Who would have thought that humans with higher intelligence rely on something other than brute (and all too often deadly) force to get their job done?

  • Who would have thought that humans with higher intelligence rely on something other than brute (and all too often deadly) force to get their job done?

  • Who would have thought that humans with higher intelligence rely on something other than brute (and all too often deadly) force to get their job done?

  • In other words, and in my opinion, a confident cop is less likely to use force. And many other issues attach to this.
    And, thank you John Smart for teaching me, at least the Aikido part of this equation. I’m grateful

  • In other words, and in my opinion, a confident cop is less likely to use force. And many other issues attach to this.
    And, thank you John Smart for teaching me, at least the Aikido part of this equation. I’m grateful

  • In other words, and in my opinion, a confident cop is less likely to use force. And many other issues attach to this.
    And, thank you John Smart for teaching me, at least the Aikido part of this equation. I’m grateful

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  • thats probably because in college you usually have to take a philosophy, history, or psychology class and those three subjects tend to have classes within its catagories that teach them about the value of a human life-to some extent.

  • thats probably because in college you usually have to take a philosophy, history, or psychology class and those three subjects tend to have classes within its catagories that teach them about the value of a human life-to some extent.

  • thats probably because in college you usually have to take a philosophy, history, or psychology class and those three subjects tend to have classes within its catagories that teach them about the value of a human life-to some extent.

  • And we are surprised at the result?

  • And we are surprised at the result?

  • And we are surprised at the result?

  • I agree! Police Officers should have at least an associates degree.

  • I agree! Police Officers should have at least an associates degree.

  • I agree! Police Officers should have at least an associates degree.

  • This may be the “real” reason why the courts have ruled that people with higher IQs who apply to be cops can by bypassed. Their claim is that they may find the job too boring. But I think it’s because they may question their own authority and that of their higher-ups.

  • This may be the “real” reason why the courts have ruled that people with higher IQs who apply to be cops can by bypassed. Their claim is that they may find the job too boring. But I think it’s because they may question their own authority and that of their higher-ups.

  • Should that read, Citizens with degrees are less likely to become cops? I mean, why would someone spend 4+ years and tens or hundreds thousands of dollars to do a job with low wages and a terrible work environment?

  • Antony Bridle

    Do they really exist or are they like unicorns and god?