Walt, I saw that article the same day you posted this. I think there is at least some truth to it.
Our younger deputies seem to all share one common trait...a sense of entitlement. Believe me when I tell you that our department is infinitely better equipped and paid now than it was when I joined up in '93. That being said, sure it could be better. But some of these young men are upset that their Chevy Tahoe patrol vehicles are almost 2 years old. Chevy Tahoes!
Report writing I lay squarely on the current public education system. I don't think they even teach grammar and spelling anymore. Subject and predicate? Might as well be discussing string theory.
I don't begrudge a man for trying to improve his life or the lives of their families. If they get a chance at a better paying job, I understand. But the old way...hiring on, learn the ropes, do good work and sooner or later you'll get a shot at a different, better assignment...they just don't seem to have the patience for that.