Generally speaking, the only time you actually hear a cop speak is in the audio of controversial videos that may not accurately reflect an officer’s demeanor or personality.
But most cops, truth be told, are pretty normal people when you get right down to it.
And they obviously have a few opinions about public safety, politics, and other issues.
It’s just most folks that live outside of Cop Land don’t get to hear police officers talk when the officers feel relaxed and comfortable expressing their opinions.
National Public Radio recently did an interview with a whole family of police officers, with topics ranging from what it takes to be a police officer to the shifting tides of public perception when it comes to cops and policing.