Captain Frank Drebin, Police Squad!
"Hello. My name is Lieutenant Frank Drebin, Detective Sergeant, Police Squad."
One hopes there is a special place in Hell for the evil people who make, trade, and possess child pornography. Until they get there, we are committed to putting them in jail. -- David Procopio, Massachusetts State Police
In 28 years in LE, I've learned two things about cops:
They hate change.
They hate the way things are.
My Little Buddy
i use the radio often on ride-alongs especially with some guys who flat out tell me that they won't get on the radio unless i screw up and i'm to also run the licenses and fill out the reports and tickets, that being said if a supervisor tells you not to use the radio it's the end of the discussion right there. Report it to your advisor and let them decide what to do about it if there is anything that can be done. And i seem to be developing that ability somewhat ET109, i've had several times in the past year where i've just gotten a vibe from the tone of voice of an officer over the radio and then next thing their transmission cuts out and a Officer Needs Assistance call goes out on them or i hear them call out a foot pursuit or fight in progress. It takes a while to pick up but since i pay careful attention to what the officers do and have had former LEOs in the family who coach me on what to listen for and etc i seem to be a little better at it then most of the Explorers around my area. That being said when i started out a few years ago i did step on other people's transmissions once or twice, it's embarrassing as hell and i am always careful about making sure traffic is clear and nothing important is going over the airwaves before i key up now.