Murphy's Law of Law Enforcement
New uniforms and ties attract catsup and gravy stains.
Court will be scheduled in the middle of your days off.
Hot calls will only come over the air 10 minutes before the end of your shift.
You will never get the urge to use the bathroom until you have left the station.
Surprise inspections will only occur after you have been in a foot pursuit through mud.
The Mayor will get a traffic ticket the day before your department negotiates for a salary increase.
The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Also the harder they punch, kick and choke.
Never search a dark warehouse with a cop whose nickname is "Boom-Boom".
If you park your patrol car in the exact center of the Gobi desert,
within 5 minutes someone will pull up and ask for direction.
Coffee machines only break down on the graveyard shift.
Pens never leak onto old uniform shirts.
You will only forget to go to court when the case is presided over by the meanest Judge in town.
To error is human, to forgive is against department policy.
You will find a "police discount" one day before payday.
Shatterproof flashlights seldom are.
You will remain in perfect health until your days off.
Glow in the dark sights are just as visible to you as they are to the crook hiding behind you.
No patrol car assigned to you will be clean and never have a full tank of gas.
Wearing white socks makes boot zippers break.
The oldest squad car won't be retired. It will be assigned to you.
Coffee jitters will never bother you until firearm qualification day.
Flashlight batteries never die in the daylight hours.
Your mouthiest traffic violator will be related to the sheriff.
You will score no higher than fourth on a promotion exam with only three positions.
If the crooks are within pistol range, so are you.
The speed you respond to a fight in progress is inversely proportional to how long you have been an officer.
Perfect 10's only show up to talk when you are busy.
Bullet proof vests might be.
The number of citizen that approach you during lunch is inversely proportional to the amount of time you have to eat.
Your portable radio will never fail until you are involved in a foot pursuit.
Vehicle pursuits always progress from areas of low traffic density to high traffic density.
Your pen will only run out of ink when you are ready to write a ticket.
In God, We Trust, However all others are run thru NCIC
NCIC will be down anytime you see a car listed on a hot sheet.
Old squad cars never die, they just smell that way.
You will never get a bomb threat call until the squad is away on training.
The experience of your DA is inversely proportional to the importance of the case he is prosecuting.
Word processors only delete reports when they are nearly done.
Your bullet proof vest was supplied by the lowest bidder.
You receive a subpoena for a major felony case for the first day of your paid for, non-refundable vacation.
In a physical confrontation involving more than one officer, any impact weapon used will strike cops more times than crooks.
Do unto others, but do it first.
Eat right, Exercise, Die anyway.
You will be called into work on your day off when your family has planned a party at the lake.
Your squad car will only break down when you are outside your beat.
Waterproof boots aren't.
You will be flagged down by a citizen when you are on your way to the PD with a bad case of diareah.
You will only be stopped for speeding off duty when you have forgotten your badge and DL,
then the NCIC Computer is working.
Freebees will only arrive at the station on your days off.
There will be no parking spaces around the court house when you are running late to appear.
There is an inverse relationship between the number of auto club stickers
on a rear bumper and how well the person drives.
You are ALWAYS downwind from pepper spray.
You will only be subponeada to court at 0900 hrs in the morning after working an 18 hour day.
To err is human, just do it in front of as few people as possible!
Anyone that flirts with you on-duty won't even recognize you off-duty.
The hardest job for a Hostage Negotiator is to negotiate with the crisis committee!
No one's idea is a good idea until it becomes another's idea...usually the Chief's
If your patrol car's air is out the suspect will smell worse than a wet dog.
On the nights where you have to go grocery shopping in uniform, you will get pissed on by a drunk.
When your in a hurry, that is when all slow and "lack of attention" drivers are driving on the road.
You always have a big use of force on your Friday before your vacation.
Never respond to a domestic with anyone braver than you
If your raid is going well, you're at the wrong house
The one time you cuss on the radio, your chief will be listening
Your Emergency Lights and siren will only fail during a pursuit
You will only roll through a stop sign when your Chief is sitting at the other side of the intersection
K-9 units only do stupid thing's in public
The day you let your girlfriend ride out with you, your wife comes by the station to visit.
Court will be cancelled only after you have changed all your plans to be there.
You will be decorated for stupidity, and busted for brilliant work.
When closing the Garage door, if a fellow officers car is under
it pushing the stop button will only slow it down.
Field experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
The only thing more acurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.
Anything that you do can get you shot - including doing nothing!
Thefirst sip from the first coffee of your shift always triggers the dispatcher to send you on a call usually an emergency or something that will cause the coffee to go cold before you can return to it.
You will only lock yourself out of your cruiser when a Supervisor is on scene, about to arrive on scene or is the only person available to fetch the spare set of keys from the station.
Putting in a request to go home early is the best way to jinx yourself and end up on overtime.
It will always be busy as hell when you don't feel like doing anything and will always be dead as heck when you are out looking for something to do.
Just when you are thinking about making a pit stop in case they call you for an emergency they'll call you for an emergency.
Crime only occurs on days that end in y
You will only talk bad about another officer when they are standing behind you.
The more a weapon costs, the farther you will have to send it away to be repaired.
You will run out of road flares on the foggyest or darkest night of the year
Don't think of it as being outnumbered and surrounded, think of it as a really low risk of ammunition wastage.
When placing cuffs on a suspect, you will always close them to the point that it takes half an hour to back them up so blood can circulate.
The one time you wake up late and don't have time to iron your uniform is the one time the chief comes to roll call.
Your transmission will work just fine, until you get into a chase.
The only time Chief's come out from behind their desk is to overreact!
After all is said and done, a hell of a lot more is said than done.
You will only get a citizen complaint when your video camera or tape recorder is broken.
Your cars AM/FM radio will only go out when you have had only 4 hours of sleep before your shift.
Your radar will only malfunction when you see a car you know is going over 100 MPH
You will always get a "Hot" call at the same moment you realize your weapon is still in the gun locker back at the jail.
For every good deed done there is a Lawyer to undo it.
The one time you order that expensive lunch is the only time you are told by dispatch to break for a hot call, right after the food is served of course
The one unimportant fact that you forget to record at a crime scene will be the one that the defense cross examine you about and that the prosecutor tells you is "Crucial to this case!"
Outof 10 traffic stops, the violator you gave a warning to instead of a cite is the one who file a personnel complaint against you.
After taking a sign language course, you use sign to a deaf driver and citzens call the station to complain about seeing you doing strange things and touching yourself on a traffic stop.
The intensity and number of war stories told is inversely proportional to the street experience of the storyteller.
Anyone who doesn't notice an unmarked car is probably not doing anything illegal anyway.
Anyone opting for a foot chase is always carrying at least 20 pounds less than you are.
Anyone opting a foot chase with K9, will lose the chase, unless the dog
has to stop and do "his/her Business" before continuing the chase.
Your time is always less important than the time of the judge and prosecutor.
equipment always fails at the most in-opportune time. usually right after you've checked to make sure it's working.
When a cop does something right, no one remembers; When a cop does something wrong, no one forgets.
The "big" pay raise will always come next year.
No matter how quiet the radio has been, an emergency call will be dispatched in your beat just after you stop your first car of the night.
You only lock yourself out of the squad car, when your portable radio is not working.
On the day you make the felony arrest of your career, just as the news minicams arrive your zipper will break.
No good deed goes unpunished
The only time there is paper in the dispenser at the station is when you don't need it.
When you come to the last form in the file, only you will burn copies of it.
Departmental Intelligence Units....aren't very.
The higher the oath, the bigger the lie...except when your Sergeant is telling the story.
Just when you get a nice brand new squad car, the first offender you pick up is going to be a drunk that will get sick in the car.
The only consistent thing about any law enforcement agency, will be its inconsistency.
When you get old, with lots of experience, and need the peace and quiet, they will pair you up with a rookie!