It’s really frustrating to see people whine and complain about officers of the force of home team agency. You have no idea what we deal with. Keyboard warriors are what you simply are.
You get pissed when someone stops you and summons you for speeding. But the officer just attended a case of fatal accident where the driver was speeding.
You say that we over use our powers or are being too violent based on the uploaded video you saw. But the officer probably just attended a case of family violence when the father stabbed the wife. And you have no idea what is actually happening on the ground or the context of it.
You call in sick just because you have “flu, slight headache, or fever”. But the officer wakes up and goes to work hurt and sore from the struggle he had last night, with barely any sleep, so you can sleep peacefully.
You have your lunch in the mall for a good one hour without having to worry about work. But the officer, leaves his food in station/cancels the order and goes to attend messages. Best part, he comes back 2 hours later and either eats that food he bought, or nothing at all sometimes.
You work for 8 hours and you have so much to whine about. But the officer works for more than 14 hours and don’t even get paid extra for after hours.
You make sure have your portable charge and phone with you before leaving your home. But the officer prays he comes home safe to his loved ones.
You bitch about your partner or colleague at work. But the officer makes sure he covers his partners and colleagues irregardless of whether he likes him or not.
You walk around looking at pretty things and people. But the officer walks around looking out for crime in progress.
You wear short and t-shirt and complain about how hot it is. But the officer wear his uniform accompanied with his utility belt which by the way is not light. And it gets worst when he has to struggle with accuse or give a chase.
You wake up and take your time to get ready for work. But the officer works around the clock, with irregular sleeping hours and sometimes go back to work on his off days.
You are angry because you ended 5 minutes later than you should have. But the officer ends his shift 2 plus hours after the supposed time and there’s no end in sight.
You call your friends to makes plans. But the officer can’t make any on his off days because he might get called back.
You criticise the police force and say they are never good enough at how they do or what they do. But the officer blast the siren, while the person in front of him refuses to move or give way, because he thinks that he has the right of way, or probably because he’s on the phone.
You laugh at fallen officers about how stupid they are. But the officer runs into every situation when everyone else is running away from it in order to make sure no one gets hurt or loses their life doing it.
You sit there any type, bitch, whine and complain about how bad this force is and how the government is spending unnecessarily on the force. And yet, as soon as you need help, he is there.
The officers get scrutinise for almost everything we do, be it good or bad, but we take it in a positive light because we provide an extraordinary service. One that no other sectors provide. They don’t need you to be thankful for everything we do, but at the very least they hope that you don’t scrutinise us for every single little thing we do. You have no idea what home team officers deal with at work. You see what you choose to see or talk about, but there’s also things that you are absolutely unaware of. What we do here, is MORE THAN JUST A JOB.