56 Police Department Quotes On Success In Life

These police department quotes will inspire you. A police department is an official organization that is responsible for making sure that people obey the law.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging police department quotes, police department sayings, and police department proverbs.

Best Police Department Quotes

  1. “I think that some of today’s focus on freedom of information and trans rights have a tendency to focus on the actions of individuals and how they should be regulated by governments. However, I think it’s important to remember that it is the institutions themselves – schools, tax collection services, banks, human resources decisions, health departments, police departments, prosecutors, courts, and prisons – where the most devastating and systemic problems occur today. The scale of these problems is simply unimaginable.” ~ Chelsea Manning
  2. “Military technologies such as Drones, SWAT vehicles and machine-gun-equipped armored trucks once used exclusively in high-intensity war zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan are now being supplied to police departments across the nation and not surprisingly the increase in such weapons is matched by training local police in war zone tactics and strategies.” ~ Henry Giroux
  3. “This is part of the president’s problem. Where’s Barack Obama been when the crime rate and the murder rate in Chicago has gone up in 18 percent? Where has he been when the murder rate in New York is up 11 percent? Instead he and liberals like Bill de Blasio and Rahm Emanuel and others, what they’re doing is not supporting the police departments, not making sure that they’re being supported, and they’re letting them do their jobs. And so we have criminals who have easy access to guns.” ~ Chris Christie
  4. “For target shooting, that’s okay. Get a license and go to the range. For defense of the home, that’s why we have police departments.” ~ James Brady

  5. “Racial profiling punishes innocent individuals for the past actions of those who look and sound like them. It misdirects crucial resources and undercuts the trust needed between law enforcement and the communities they serve. It has no place in our national discourse, and no place in our nation’s police departments.” ~ Benjamin Jealous
  6. “They [NYPD] tell you how you can act and what you can do your whole entire life. But they always stayed out of it. I did a little here and there for the police department as far as a crime scene that might have occult overtones – they would call me and I’d look into it. But it was usually minor little things.” ~ Ralph Sarchie
  7. “I happened to write a book about the stuff I’ve been involved in over the years. It just so happened that my profession is that I was a cop in the New York City Police Department. I guess people thought it was pretty interesting to have these two things meshed together. My life is pretty boring, I don’t know why they’re doing this. It’s fun.” ~ Ralph Sarchie
  8. “Privatizing our public schools makes as much sense as privatizing the fire department or or the police department” ~ Diane Ravitch

  9. “The DOJ has employed these investigations in communities across our nation to reform serious patterns and practices of force, biased policing and other unconstitutional practices by law enforcement. I’m asking the Department of Justice to investigate if our police department has engaged in a pattern or practice of stops, searches or arrests that violate the Fourth Amendment.” ~ Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
  10. “Speed Limit – A sign that tells you at what speed the car that’s rapidly fading from view in your rearview mirror is going; a law that provides the sole means of support for many small-town police departments.” ~ Richard Turner
  11. “I think it is important that independent government agencies be put in charge of investigating misconduct so that police departments are no longer allowed to police themselves. There is a conflict of interest there which, I believe, allows police to excuse their own behavior.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  12. “What we saw was that the Ferguson Police Department in conjunction with the municipality saw traffic stops, arrests, tickets as a revenue generator, as opposed to serving the community, and that it systematically was biased against African-Americans in that city who were stopped, harassed, mistreated, abused, called names, fined.” ~ Barack Obama
  13. “It’s a very frustrated feeling you get when the only people with good photos of you work are the police department.” ~ Banksy

  14. “I’m sorry, but any police department in America that tries to function without some form of ‘stop and frisk,’ or whatever terminology they use, is doomed to failure. It’s that simple.” ~ William Bratton
  15. “As you may or may not know, in keeping with the high-class tone of Beverly Hills, our police force is probably the most snobbish group of gendarmes in the world. It is said that the Beverly Hills Police Department is so fancy that it has an unlisted number.” ~ Jack Benny
  16. “Police departments no longer have to pay overtime or divert resources from other projects to find out where an individual goes – all they have to do is place a tracking device on someone’s car or ask a cell phone company for that individual’s location history and the technology does the work for them.” ~ Ron Wyden
  17. “[in 1998] I know my political ideas affect what I write but I’ve tried to follow the facts wherever they land. Every topic I’ve written about begins as a question. How do police departments behave? Why do bureaucracies function the way they do? What moral intuitions do people have? How do courts make their decisions? What do blacks want from the political system? I can honestly say I didn’t know the answers to those questions when I began looking into them.” ~ James Q. Wilson
  18. “Crime is going down everywhere but in the New York City Police Department.” ~ Al Sharpton

  19. “As the local police department might want to decrypt a phone of a criminal suspect, so would the Chinese or the Russian or the Iranian intelligence agencies like to be able to do exactly the same thing.” ~ Matt Blaze
  20. “I know when I was here prosecuting homicides in the District of Columbia, one of the most effective units here was the cold case squad, which had on it FBI agents, as well as Metropolitan Police Department homicide detectives working together.” ~ Robert Mueller
  21. “I talked to a lot of Black Lives activists in various states. What I learned is that the relationship of police departments around the country with the black community is far, far more severe and awful than I had originally known.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  22. “For me to come in as the mayor already recognizing some of the problems that we were facing and also having put some of those reforms in place, I recognize what the advocates were talking about. I also recognize what the police department`s concerns were and what the community in general was concerned about.” ~ Catherine E. Pugh
  23. “I’ve enjoyed the accommodations offered by police departments from Florida to Hawaii. Any time I saw a badge, something in me would snap.” ~ Grace Slick

  24. “There are now that 20 consent decrees in place like the one in Baltimore that are helping put broken police departments on a path to reform. And this is long work. Baltimore is just embarking down this road.” ~ Al Sharpton
  25. “So we want to make sure that happens is that we build a relationship with the police department and the community that results in better policing and better cooperation with the community.” ~ Al Sharpton
  26. “This is not just an agreement for the police department, this is an agreement that gets the police department working with the community and the community understanding its role as it continues to work with the police department.” ~ Al Sharpton
  27. “Let me just say that we are under the consent decree. There are people in our city [Baltimore] along with the police department and advocates who believe that this is absolutely the right thing to do.” ~ Al Sharpton
  28. “Okay, I’ll put someone on it. But you know, the Albuquerque Police Department wasn’t really created to find things out for you.” “Really? That’s weird.” ~ Darynda Jones

  29. “The Baltimore Police Department had engaged in a pattern of practice of conduct that violated the constitution and federal law, and this conduct had eroded trust and to deprive the people of Baltimore of the rights and the protections guaranteed to every American.” ~ Al Sharpton
  30. “There`s a division in most major police departments called, `Special Victims Unit,` which is what sex crimes are euphemistically called. They`re considered the most heinous crimes, when not only do you violate somebody, but you violate them sexually. So it`s an elite squad that takes care of that.” ~ Richard Belzer
  31. “The New York Police Department says Iran has conducted surveillance inside New York City. They say Iranian operatives are using special mobile surveillance units. I believe they’re called taxi cabs.” ~ Jay Leno
  32. “No police department should hire more quickly than they can assimilate the people that they bring in, and we did. I take responsibility for it. It was the first opportunity I had to hire, and I wanted to do it, and I take responsibility.” ~ Daryl Gates
  33. “This particular consent decree not only looks at the police department, but it also looks at how we engage our community.” ~ Catherine E. Pugh

  34. “Governments are out of control, irresponsible, never have enough money, never tighten their own belts, and when they are forced to, they always threaten to shut down police departments and teachers and all these things.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  35. “There are now 17,000 local American police forces that are armed with rocket launchers, bazookas, heavy machine guns, all kinds of chemical sprays, in fact some of them have tanks. You now have local police departments that are equipped beyond the standard of American heavy infantry.” ~ Paul Craig Roberts
  36. “What we need is a plan B … independent of the Internet. [It] doesn’t necessarily have to have the performance of the Internet, but the police department has to be able to call up the fire department.” ~ Danny Hillis
  37. “We will implement this consent decree because we know that it is in the best interests of our city that the police department and the community are working together so that we can resolve many of the issues that we face in our community.” ~ Catherine E. Pugh
  38. “If I win and get the money, then the Oakland Police department is going to buy a boys’ home, me a house, my family a house, and a Stop Police Brutality Center.” ~ Tupac Shakur

  39. “The Board of Inquiry report fails to recognize that the central problem in the Los Angeles Police Department is the culture. The reality is there will not be meaningful reform in the Los Angeles Police Department until the culture is changed.” ~ Erwin Chemerinsky
  40. “Given my experience, I believe there are three compelling reasons why the death penalty should be replaced. (1) The criminal justice system makes mistakes and the possibility of executing innocent people is both inherently wrong and morally reprehensible; (2) My personal experience and crime data show the death penalty does not reduce crime; and (3) The death penalty wastes precious resources that could be best used to fight crime and solve thousands of unsolved homicides languishing in filing cabinets in understaffed police departments across the state.” ~ George Gascon
  41. “The verdicts today should send the message that within the police department there is no greater betrayal of the badge and of the brotherhood than to ensnare another officer in a web of lies and deceit.” ~ Loretta Lynch
  42. “The Onion Field, that one got pretty close to me because I was a cop when it happened. I saw some of the indifference that my police department showed to the surviving officer.” ~ Joseph Wambaugh
  43. “With Stewart International Airport located here, the New Windsor Police Department has an added responsibility to take anti-terrorism precautions while protecting our area.” ~ Sue Kelly

  44. “You don’t get black power by chanting it. You get it by doing what the other groups have done. The Irish kept quiet. They didn’t shout “Irish Power”, “Jew Power”, [or] “Italian Power”. They kept their mouths shut and took over the police department of New York City, and the mayorship of Boston.” ~ Whitney M. Young
  45. “It was a department where you had honesty and integrity stamped right on you when you came into the Los Angeles Police Department. If you violated that, or if you were a dishonest cop, you were terrible. We got rid of you as quickly as possible.” ~ Daryl Gates
  46. “Experts and the educated elite have replaced what worked with what sounded good. Society was far more civilized before they took over our schools, prisons, welfare programs, police departments and courts. It’s high time we ran these people out of our lives and went back to common sense.” ~ Walter E. Williams
  47. “My father was a police officer with the New York Police Department; I’ve always had a high respect for officers. I want to give back to the community, and I want to work with young kids, help them get off drugs.” ~ Lou Ferrigno
  48. “It`s a difficult thing for a city to be sued by the department of justice and to be told that your police department is systematically failing to serve the people of the state or the city.” ~ Al Sharpton

  49. “I believe that if we could see the chapters that are missing from the book [The Autobiography of Malcolm X], we would gain an understanding as to why perhaps – perhaps – the F.B.I., the C.I.A., the New York Police Department and others in law enforcement greatly feared what Malcolm X was about, because he was trying to build a broad – an unprecedented black coalition across the lines of black nationalism and integration. And in way, it presages 30 years ahead of time, the Million Man March.” ~ Manning Marable
  50. “As we move forward, I am looking for a new leader of the Chicago Police Department to address the problems at the very heart of the policing profession. The problem is sometimes referred to as “the thin blue line.” The problem is other times referred to as “the code of silence.” It is this tendency to ignore. It is the tendency to deny. It is the tendency, in some cases, to cover up the bad actions of a colleague or colleagues.” ~ Rahm Emanuel
  51. “I don’t have individuals that are heroes per say but I will suggest that teachers are heroes for me, our firefighters are heroes for me, our police departments are heroes for me and our leaders are heroes for me.” ~ John Assaraf
  52. “We need to demilitarize local police departments so that they do not look like occupying armies. We want police departments that look like the communities they are serving.” ~ Bernie Sanders

  53. “When you look at the Justice Department’s report talking about the Ferguson Police Department’s rampant pattern of discrimination and its excessive use of force against African-American citizens, it’s hard to try to rationalize how this cesspool of racism doesn’t spill over onto the individual officers.” ~ Benjamin Crump
  54. “Say my husband had a dangerous job and I wasn’t with him, I don’t know how you go, ‘Oh honey, how was it with the police department today? You got all your fingers and toes today?’ It would scare me. I’d have to become a police officer and work with him; I couldn’t do it.” ~ Terri Irwin
  55. “Since the police department is becoming more and more militarized we’re stuck in a position where we’re reverting to that sort of behavior that other places still suffer from because they’re kept in that post-colonial state of development indefinitely so we can reap the benefits of taking whatever natural resources they have.” ~ Immortal Technique
  56. “Many White people are not sensitive to the kind of abuse that African Americans, especially younger African Americans, receive at the hands of police officers and police departments. I think for most Whites their experience with the police has been good or neutral because they don’t interact with the police as much as those in the Black community.” ~ Bernie Sanders

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