There are not many jobs where you can absolutely love what you you do for 90% of a 30 year career. I retired having had a mostly wonderful time and had the privilege of working with the most hard working decent people there are. Sadly the job started falling apart, in my opinion, when it became borough based and taken over by the mayor. Pensions were suddenly not what was promised. Some officers now have to work up to 10 years longer for a fraction of what they were going to get under the original agreement. The support of senior managers has gone, all they now care about is their own careers. They no longer want career officers as they don’t want to at the pensions. Long hours, Little reward, public abuse, the worry of a complaint where you receive little support, antiquated equipment. Truly a sad state of affairs.