65 Police Officer Quotes On Success In Life

These police officer quotes will inspire you. A police officer is a member of a police force or a policeman or policewoman.

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

Best Police Officer Quotes

  1. “Let me be clear – no one is above the law. Not a politician, not a priest, not a criminal, not a police officer. We are all accountable for our actions.” ~ Antonio Villaraigosa
  2. “The police officer who puts their life on the line with no superpowers, no X-Ray vision, no super-strength, no ability to fly, and above all no invulnerability to bullets, reveals far greater virtue than Superman – who is only a mere superhero.” ~ Eliezer Yudkowsky
  3. “The mugger who is arrested is back on the street before the police officer, but the person mugged may not be back on the street for a long time, if ever.” ~ Mario Cuomo
  4. “It is a lot harder now to be a police officer than what it used to be.” ~ Steven Seagal

  5. “Police officers are the best of us. And the men and women, white, African-American, Asian, Latino, Hispanic, they put their lives on the line every single day.” ~ Mike Pence
  6. “We don’t need police officers who see themselves as warriors. We need police officers who see themselves as guardians and parts of the community. You can’t police a community that you’re not a part of.” ~ Bryan Stevenson
  7. “We need to support our police officers and make sure that community policing becomes something that becomes the standard across the country.” ~ Chris Christie
  8. “The biggest qualification to be a good police officer is to have a high degree of emotional intelligence.” ~ Peter James

  9. “We’ve all had some level of injustice, whether 20 years in prison, or 20 minutes sitting in your car waiting for a police officer to determine your future. Or even a few moments in an elevator with some woman clutching her purse thinking you’re going to rob her ¾ regardless of celebrity, that has happened to me.” ~ Denzel Washington
  10. “When you have police officers who abuse citizens, you erode public confidence in law enforcement. That makes the job of good police officers unsafe.” ~ Mary Frances Berry
  11. “A police officer wears a uniform. They’re sworn to uphold the law. They’re public servants. And they should not be above the law.” ~ Marc Morial
  12. “We need to rebuild bonds of trust between our police officers and our communities.” ~ Hillary Clinton

  13. “Law enforcement officers should use only the minimum force necessary in dealing with disorders when they arise. A human life-the life of a student, soldier, or police officer-is a precious thing, and the taking of a life can be justified only as a necessary and last resort.” ~ Richard M. Nixon
  14. “Most good police officers are very open-minded. The bad ones are the ones who are close-minded.” ~ Peter James
  15. “The problem is that the atmosphere does not yet exist in which honest police officers can act without fear of ridicule or reprisal from fellow officers.” ~ Frank Serpico
  16. “If a police officer arrests a mime, does he need to tell him he has the right to remain silent.” ~ Jess Walter

  17. “Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is wearing his hair below his collar will make him no less identifiable as a policeman.” ~ Thurgood Marshall
  18. “African-Americans want to be safe in their community, like any other nationality that lives in America. They don’t want to be robbed. They don’t want to be beat. They don’t want to be shot down in their neighborhoods, whether it’s by police officers or people who live there.” ~ Ras Baraka
  19. “If you ask any police officer what the worst part of the job is, they will always say breaking bad news to relatives, but this is not the truth. The worst part is staying in the room after you’ve broken the news, so that you’re forced to be there when someone’s life disintegrates around them. Some people say it doesn’t bother them – such people are not to be trusted.” ~ Ben Aaronovitch
  20. “To me, there’s only 5 real jobs in America: Police Officers, Teachers, Firefighters, Doctors, and the Military Service.” ~ Charles Barkley

  21. “A large portion of American citizens, especially people of color, have lost confidence in our criminal justice system. Many have called for appointing special prosecutors when a police officer kills or injures a civilian. If you were elected president, would you publicly support special prosecutors in these cases and what is one other thing you would do to fix our broken justice system?” ~ Russell Simmons
  22. “Every time a militant Islamist terrorist shoots somebody up, what does Barack Obama do and the Democrats? They come out and they demand that there be no backlash against Muslims. So any time a police officer shoots a black suspect – without knowing why, without knowing the circumstances – why doesn’t Obama stand up and warn against a backlash against cops? If we are to guard against backlash against Muslim shooters, where is the sameness?” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  23. “Police officers and firemen are so visible in their daily work, there’s no mistaking they’re there – and that presence makes people feel secure.” ~ Irwin Redlener
  24. “I’d just like to know what a cop WOULD have to do to get indicted – and what good are cop cameras since Eric Garner IS on tape?” ~ Bill Maher

  25. “We’re getting rid of bureaucracy, so that we’re releasing time for police officers to be crime fighters and not form writers.” ~ Theresa May
  26. “You can be as critical as you want of Black Lives Matter. I’m critical of him, too. But to say that they have caused shooting of police officers, I think is a bridge too far.” ~ Joe Klein
  27. “We also have to recognize, in addition to the challenges that we face with policing, there are so many good, brave police officers who equally want reform.” ~ Hillary Clinton
  28. “The enemy combatants in LA are not the citizens and suspects, it’s the police officers.” ~ Christopher Dorner

  29. “Effective policing relies on the police having the confidence of the communities they serve, and this consultation gives the public an opportunity to contribute to the values and standards they expect of police officers.” ~ Hazel Blears
  30. “You need better relationships between the communities and the police, because in some cases, it’s not good.But you look at Dallas, where the relationships were really studied, the relationships were really a beautiful thing, and then five police officers were killed one night very violently.” ~ Donald Trump
  31. “You can’t be afraid to put out a fire if you’re a fireman. You can’t be afraid to be a police officer and carry a gun if you’re afraid to get up and go out there. So you’ve got to put that fear to the side and go out in faith to overcome that.” ~ Duane Chapman
  32. “I think every school needs a protection plan with a either police officer or certified armed security.” ~ Wayne LaPierre

  33. “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
  34. “I don’t mind being identified as any character as long as I’m doing a good job as an actor. I have done all kinds of roles – from an editor, judge, police officer, murderer to a corrupt businessman.” ~ Boman Irani
  35. “Bathtub falls and police officers kill more Americans than terrorism, yet we’ve been asked to sacrifice our most sacred rights for fear of falling victim to it.” ~ Edward Snowden
  36. “I have never paid a policeman myself. I have never sanctioned, knowingly sanctioned, a payment to a police officer.” ~ Rebekah Brooks

  37. “In the remaining months, we should focus on achieving more robust international involvement in training of Iraqi soldiers, police officers, judges, teachers, and doctors – all key elements needed to end the sectarian and civil conflict and build Iraq’s future.” ~ John Olver
  38. “Is that a pistol in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? (She made this remark in February 1936, at the railway station in Los Angeles upon her return from Chicago, when a Los Angeles police officer was assigned to escort her home)” ~ Mae West
  39. “The problem is, is the White House and this administration have created a war against police officers in this country, with their allegations and false assertions that there’s widespread and pervasive racism in the United States of America that lives in the heart and minds of the men and women in blue. This is a false narrative. It is dangerous. It is reckless. It has resulted in the loss of lives. They are not being held accountable.” ~ Kimberly Guilfoyle
  40. “I don’t see white police officers slamming the heads of little white boys into police cars.” ~ Maxine Waters

  41. “I am excited to be doing ‘SVU’ – I think there’s a lot of inherent drama and a lot of inherent conflict in procedural shows. I have a lot of respect for police officers and the work that they do. There’s a lot of nobility to depicting what these officers do on a day to day basis.” ~ Danny Pino
  42. “I don’t have an issue with whether – from a legal standpoint, with whether or not government can impose the ultimate punishment on people. We do it in capital cases. Police officers shoot fleeing felons.” ~ Trey Gowdy
  43. “In the context of September 11, there were so many that lost their lives that – how do you single out one person? There were so many acts of heroism that day from so many people, whether it be firemen and police officers in New York and our agents also.” ~ Robert Mueller
  44. “When a police officer tells you to stay in the car, you stay in the car.” ~ Reese Witherspoon

  45. “My Romanian is pretty much limited to useful phrases like, ‘Are these snakes poisonous?’ and ‘But you look much too young to be a police officer.” ~ Cassandra Clare
  46. “I am a military police officer and I have served on two deployments my first was to Iraq, in a medical unit, and my second deployment was to Kuwait, as a military police platoon leader.” ~ Tulsi Gabbard
  47. “One of the things the police officers told us in the first minutes of being with them is that the way that they cope with their job is by using a lot of inappropriate humour. It’s really a lovely opportunity to try to challenge our ideas of what it is to deal with complex issues, and that they’re not always dower. Having that kind of humour along with the pathos for what people are going through is a really nice challenge.” ~ Kristin Lehman
  48. “I’ve been a police officer for over 20 years, and I’ve investigated murders and all kinds of different crimes.” ~ Steven Seagal

  49. “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
  50. “It was that depressing time in the early morning where the only people about were milkmen, police officers- and time travellers.” ~ Jacqueline Rayner
  51. “When you have police officers like Office Encinia who is a trained professional, who is trained to de-escalate a situation where a motorist may not be in the best of moods because of an encounter that they’re having with you, you are trained to respond differently.” ~ Sharon Cooper
  52. “In my opinion, New York City police officers are brave.” ~ Heath Ledger

  53. “I think you can blame certain police officers for certain behavior, you can blame certain departments for certain behavior, and power and so forth, but, ultimately, I’d say it’s about us, and it’s about society, and I say – even if its sounds a little controversial – put the police aside for a second. It’s really not about them. It’s about the game that’s been created to keep the status quo going and to let the people who own it all gain from the game.” ~ Oren Moverman
  54. “I used to think that my career was to be a police officer, and that is what I was put here to do. But I always kept the faith and always worked hard on my goals and I finally found out on Sept. 25, 1998, why I was put here – (God) called me here to be Mr. Olympia.” ~ Ronnie Coleman
  55. “The four BIAs in the area support it. Operational benefits include accessibility and a place for police officers to come and go when they’re working. Everyone’s clamoring for more police presence.” ~ Julian Fantino
  56. “Many police officers watch for vehicles without headlights because it’s a telltale of a drunk driver.” ~ Robert James Thomson

  57. “Multiple studies, including from the Justice Department, have shown that the guns used in homicides, including the killing of police officers, overwhelmingly tend to be small-caliber handguns. Moreover, gun ownership has increased over the past 20 years — the same period in which both the violent crime rate and the killing of police officers have been in decline.” ~ Radley Balko
  58. “It wouldn’t matter whether you were Latino or Hispanic or Norwegian. If you didn’t have proof of citizenship and if the police officer had reasonable suspicion, he would ask and verify your citizenship. I mean, that’s the way that it is. That’s what the federal law says. And that’s what the law in Arizona says.” ~ Jan Brewer
  59. “When we talk about justice in America we’re really talking about justice brought about by the people, not by judges who are tools of the establishment or prosecutors who are are equally tools of the establishment or the wardens or the police officers.” ~ William Kunstler
  60. “You can be stopped if a police officer reasonably suspects a crime is about to be committed, is being committed or has been committed. Every law enforcement agency does it. It’s essential to policing.” ~ Raymond Kelly
  61. “I really admire police officers, surgeons, or anyone who works in high stressed situations.” ~ Yasmin Paige

  62. “She suddenly began to jump up and down, screaming at the top of her lungs. “The arks are after me! The arks are after me! Help me, the arks are after me!” …. “The arks! You don’t understand, I have the ring and the arks are after me!” …. (and so the police officer is puzzled long enough for Miriam and Seth to escape)” ~ Ted Dekker
  63. “And there’s a cop over there.” “What?” the boy said, glancing at the D.C. police officer that stood at the corner of the street, “You think that guys can do a better job protecting you than I can?” Actually, I thought Liz could have done a better job “protecting” me than he could, but instead I said, “No, I think if you don’t leave me alone, I can scream and that cop will arrest you.” Somehow the boy seemed to know it was a joke.” ~ Ally Carter
  64. “My father was a police officer before he retired. One of my brothers is also a police officer, and I think they kind of expected I would do something along those lines, like become a fireman or something.” ~ Ryan Reynolds
  65. “Today I can announce a raft of reforms that we estimate could save over 2.5 million police hours every year. That’s the equivalent of more than 1,200 police officer posts. These reforms are a watershed moment in policing. They show that we really mean business in busting bureaucracy.” ~ Theresa May

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