I think at this point you have to be deranged to want to be a cop. Even if you are the type that beleives the talk around cops to be sensationalized and you hold the most romantic beliefs about the position with the most noble desires you are still voluntarily stepping into a spot that is so radioactive in the culture I dont think any well adjusted person would choose to put themselves through that.
A lad I went to school with went on to join the filth, pretty much ostracised henceforth. Killer fact is about ten years later he was arrested, along with 2 other clowns, for picking up a drunk and disorderly type, arrested him before taking him to an industrial estate and half beating the cunt to death. Thrown out the force, pension gone, had to move away to work etc
It attracts a cunty mindset of control which dials up the cunt factor annually without fail here. The flip is always addressing them cordially as officer. That one wee alternative to sir shows courtesy without grovelling. Always ask if you’re under caution/arrest/investigation - if none of these are a factor you‘re legally free to move on