Things that frustrate the hell out of me about law enforcement: -Supervision and management. What happened to leadership? We don't need managers. We need people who will lead, command and act. -Sworn law enforcement officers who don't wear a gun. -Sworn law enforcement officers who don't wear a uniform when they don't work an assignment such as detectives. There is no reason why admin division shouldn't be in full uniform, including full duty belts. -Department leadership that is stuck in the past and clings to tradition for tradition's sake. It's the 21st century - long past time to allow external carriers, functional headgear, nylon duty rigs, suspenders, cloth badges and name tapes. Save the bling for funerals and parades. -People who aren't gun guys making decisions about guns. Why should someone who doesn't even wear a gun when he's on duty, nor wear a uniform, be allowed to make decisions about firearms? -One size fits all. Not. Officers need to be allowed to choose the guns that they will shoot the best with and that give them the most confidence. Not just pistols, but rifles too. Pretty good chance that anyone who is going to spend the money and effort to get different than issue, and even custom, firearms knows his stuff better than someone who isn't into guns, was never a firearms instructor and never an armorer. -Chain of command. Submit an idea through the chain of command and it disappears when it gets "misfiled", dies in committee or gets so watered down as to be pointless to even try to implement it by that point. Why not just go straight to the decision maker for the particular solution you are suggesting and make your pitch? -Committees and study groups. Screw that, make a decision and let's get on with it. -Paying an outsider to write policy. How could a former highway patrolman possibly know what the best procedures are for sheriff's offices and police departments? Lexipol, I'm talking to you. It's just CALEA with a different name. -Political correctness. It was a whole lot more fun when we could say whatever the **** we wanted in roll call. It's closed door, there aren't people in the room who might get offended. It's amazing to see the reactions from some younger people to things that used to be considered pretty tame.