—a sheriff has to be elected. —a big city C of P is appointed , usually by a Democrap mayor and has to toe the Demo line to keep his job-—
a big city C of P is appointed
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And any more, they are recruited so they are coming into a city with at least 1 person thinking the job should be his, there will be a ‘semi hostile’ force till you prove yourself etc, and yes, the C of P is definitely political and as Tom Selleck reminds us - I serve at your pleasure , but I work for the citizens...but at least he is a ‘home grown product’ used to the inner workings of the Department etc..