As a police officer, a big responsibility inherent to your job is to go towards the danger and face it when everyone else is running away.
In my opinion, it should be a requirement for all police officers to be as physically fit as possible and as proficient in hand to hand tactics and firearms tactics as possible.
Standards around these topics should be high and there should be a monthly qualification process to ensure each officer can pass these standards.
As a police officer, you’re a protector, guardian, and fighter. The lives of your fellow officers and fellow citizens rely on your ability to act properly when the time comes and the stakes are high.
This job carries with it a unique responsibility that set it apart from many jobs in society.
A police officer carries a firearm, wears a protective vest, carries a baton, carries OC spray, and more.
On top of all of that a police officer has the authority to arrest and authority to take a life if need be.
The inherent nature of this job carries immense moral responsibility and implications.
Cowards shouldn’t wear the badge or carry the gun if all they’re doing the job for is a paycheck and benefits.
This isn’t just a job, it’s a calling and moral responsibility in society.
The citizenry needs police officers to be sharp, brave, professional, and fair.