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Rookie vs. Veteran

Obviously American but I have to admit some of these things ring true even for us Brits!

  • A Rookie loses his lunch at a homicide scene;
    A Veteran eats his lunch at a homicide scene.

  • A Rookie uses McDonalds drive thru so he won't miss a call;
    A Veteran spends 45 minutes drinking coffee at Dunkin' Donuts.

  • You can't read a Rookie's name plate because it's polished so brightly;
    A Veteran doesn't wear one for liability reasons.

  • A Rookie puts too much in reports;
    A Veteran doesn't put enough into reports.

  • A Rookie loves foot pursuits;
    A Veteran makes the rookie do foot pursuits.

  • A Rookie is given 40 hours training on communications at the academy;
    A Veteran was given 40 rounds of ammunition when he left the academy.

  • A Rookie wants everyone to know he is a cop;
    A Veteran doesn't want anyone to know he is a cop.

  • A Rookie loves to find stolen vehicles;
    A Veteran doesn't care about stolen vehicles unless someone is in them.

  • A Rookie can spot an expired tag at 50 yards;
    A Veteran can't spot anything at 50 yards.

  • A Rookie spends 2 hours on a follow up;
    A Veteran gives the follow up to detectives.

  • A Rookie thinks every death is a homicide;
    A Veteran thinks every death is a suicide.

  • A Rookie calls the brass by their rank;
    A Veteran calls the brass by their first name.

  • A Rookie carries a laptop computer;
    A Veteran writes on his hand.

  • A Rookie checks out deserted spots in hope of finding a drug deal in progress;
    A Veteran checks out deserted spots in hope of finding a place to sleep.


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