“We conclude that policemen, like teachers and lawyers, are not relegated to a watered-down version of constitutional rights.”
-Garrity v. New Jersey (1967) 385 U.S. 493
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“To React and Serve”
The LAPD motto inscribed on all of our car doors was adopted in 1955. The Department held a contest to come up with a motto, and Officer Joseph Dorobek won with his submission, “To Protect and Serve.” Obviously, the motto can be seen best when the police car is stopped and both doors are opening because the officers inside are getting out to do police work. Getting out and investigating things is in the DNA of young officers in patrol, but you can teach them that opening that door is a bad idea. After all, it is their inherent nature that gets them out of their cars — their paychecks will stay the same either way, so it isn’t the money. [Full Article]
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