What makes police officers to be ineffective while on or off duty? There is a saying among men and women in this force that, ‘once you are police officer you will always be a police officer.’ They have is an inner drive that makes them respond to anything that causes a threat in human life, even when it means putting their own lives in danger. However, sometimes, these great people just relax and let the rot take effect in the community. This is why?
Low and delayed salaries,
This usually happens in countries where accountability is a secondary vocabulary. In such cases, a person in financial field fails to use his or her position to do the work assigned to him by the law. At the end, delays in salaries increases stress level in these officers’ minds and the result is always reflected to work done.
Lack of morale at work,
In some police departments, there may be too much and tiring work. However, lack of something that boosts their morale may cause officers to do the work effective to make sure that all or majority of bad guys are behind bars. A simple morale booster may be just recognition for a job well done by members of the society or from the superiors.
Poor residential quotas,
In developing countries, police officers face this challenge. In most cases, they are housed in quotas not fit to be called a ‘house’, but since the law forbids them to go on strike, they have no one to turn to. This makes them vulnerable to other challenges like corruption while in the field, not having enough sleep at night, and worries related to housing. With these reasons, a police officer would to his world physically, but mentally he is somewhere else. As a result an out put is limited.
Being targeted by the superiors for no good reason,
Proud men in-charge may sometimes be a pain in people’s lives. Sometimes seniors behave badly forcing or ordering their junior officers to do almost everything for them. This kills morale and workmanship, leading to quitting or just being there only for money and other riches.
If the police officers are treated as normal humans, they would do their work with a motive of impressing the public and their officials. Sad that some countries have no good returns to facilitate the work of their police officers…