It's exactly as you say and it isn't just in policing where the lack of commitment to quality shows.We have the police force that we as a society demanded, all the dudes that want to be the first thru the door to incinerate that piece of shit without regard for their own lives have all been pushed out of the profession, replaced by cowards. Our streets are policed by the lowest common denominator in American society, the badge is their only escalator.
John Cleese nailed it on there only being maybe 12% in any field being worth a fuck and the rest are just going through the motions so they can draw a paycheck.
Bottom line is that we need more door kicking bad asses back on the job.
Don't want to wait on the pendulum to swing back that way.