Divided we fall

How many times over the last decade or so have you heard the words, "United we stand, divided we fall?"  Usually it is used in speaking about the United States but can be used in other regards.  It holds so true, including in corrections.  It seems to me that many officers don't seem to understand this.  They have no issue bickering and fighting with other officers including in front of the inmates.  This drives me insane!  These guys will use whatever they can to split us up to get what they want.  Why give them more?

I am not saying we should all get along all the time.  That isn't going to happen.  With this many different personalities, not everybody will mesh well.  Just don't show the inmates.  Don't fight in front of them, don't bash other officers, and don't let on there are issues.  They need to see a united front.  If you have an issue with another officer, speak to them in private.  Work it out away from the offenders.  Don't let it tear your unit apart.  Agree to disagree sometimes but ALWAYS have each others backs.  Don't risk the safety of those around you being selfish.  If you can't get over it, maybe you are in the wrong career.