I'm interested in what Sherdoggers' impression of them is. I'm really interested in Anglo countries but people from all around the world are going to answer. I am recounting experiences from Canada, the UK and the USA. I'm a middle class middle of the road white male with no criminal record. The police have always been professional and not rude with me. However they usually take a long time to come, are of low intelligence and have never solved a crime that I have been the victim of. Theft, theft from outbuildings, bicycle and car theft, burglary, stolen and defrauded debit card, not one. This applies to all 3 countries although I will say that the UK police were a lot more pleasant to deal with. How about you Sherdoggers? I'm not talking about nationally or policy direction - I'm talking about your personal experience.