Anti-police attitudes and deep cuts to law enforcement budgets in cities run by left-wing governments have driven hundreds of officers from their jobs — and small towns are reaping the benefits.

Beleaguered big-city officers around the country are being welcomed to rural forces, who are thrilled to have seasoned police and don’t share the contempt some urban leaders seem to have for the men and women in blue.

The Portland, Oregon, police department’s assistant chief, for example, left last year amid the summer’s waves of protest to become the police chief in Boise, Idaho.

Multiple officers followed him there, according to a review of exit interview forms obtained by the Oregonian.

Smaller communities reap rewards of urban police exodus spurred by budget cuts and lack of respect

It makes all the sense in the world. Even if the officers have to take a pay cut, they are probably going to locations where the cost of living is significantly lower than the big city that treated them like crap.

I just hope they adapt quickly and realize people will be addressing them as neighbors and not as the enemy so they need to tone down/adapt their attitudes. It should take but six months or so.

Hat Tip Roger G


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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

8 thoughts on “You go where you are treated right”
  1. That is one way to look at the Portland police chief moving to Boise. Another way is to look at the liberal mayor of Boise who talked him into coming here and then realize this is just another infestation of liberals invading a conservative state to turn it into a liberal shithole… Think Nevada, then you will see what is happening..

  2. Hey Miggy,

    Big problem is that the big city police bring their big city beliefs and attitudes with them into small towns that have a different belief structure than the big city. The popo have to realize that they can’t do in the little towns like they did in the big cities.

  3. How is this positive? This is the spread of big city liberal crap. These people need to reap the rewards of the storm that they did nothing to stop. The cops who “followed orders” and let the burning continue should be the ones living in the shit holes they helped create

    1. I’m not so sure about that reasoning. Would you prefer police who do what they want rather than obeying orders? It’s possible that will improve matters, but it is also possible that the outcome would be far worse.

  4. Personally, I don’t view a lot of big city LE drones bringing their mentality to small town USA. Having dealt with cops in major Florida cities, I’d rather not have their even farther left analogues inhabiting flyover country. At least not without a big change of mindset.

    And small town cops don’t get a pass on this either. One city I almost had to move to as a result of a corporate relocation was the absolute epitome of Good ol’ boy/“Y’all ain’t from around here, is ya?” policing and that scares me as much as a left wing big city police force that would think nothing of rounding up all the wrongthinkers because “I’m not gonna risk my pension.”

  5. Californication: the process by which liberals abandon a place that’s fucked up, then take over the government of the new place and institute the same policies that fucked up the place they abandoned… SMH.

    All I can tell the guys in Ada County is, expect a “felony car stop ” with all the bells, whistles, and itchy trigger fingers the first time you drive into Boise with the Mini-14 Ranch still in the rifle rack…

    1. Yup city cops who never understood they are not the top of the food chain in fire power will be finding life very diffrent out side of a demoRat hell hole. Mind the 3’s and live bt them

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