Every Day the Same Thing: Variety

I am very familiar with a small southern police department that has a lot of problems. It lacks many of those things that one would want in an agency of any size. Offhand, a cohesive leadership vision (or really any vision beyond the occasion of the moment), a philosophy or operational culture couched in 21st century realities, fair and even promotions or discipline, modern equipment, adequate facilities, a living wage, decent health insurance… all immediately come to mind. But there is one particular tempest in this veritable teacup of rearward looking police practice that has always held my…