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.
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