How do gratuities benefit police officers?
: How do gratuities benefit police officers? Free and reduced price items! Helps establish relationships with small businesses and the community. How does the public perceive gratuities? : How does the public perceive gratuities? Often the public sees gratuities as unacceptable. The assumptions the public create are often two fold. First the assumption is that the police officers will provide extra protection to businesses who offer gratuities. Although this may sometimes be true oftentimes police officers will only stop by this location once or twice in a shift, which would be normal and not excessive. Additionally, the public assumes that police officers will treat these clerks/business owners with “get out of jail” or a “ticket free card”. Although discretion is a considerable aspect of the police officer’s job, it can only be utilized to a certain extent. If a police officer receives free food at Taco Bell is he not going to ticket the clerk for possession? The slippery slope of gr