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.