From the Cop side: I could tell stories all day long about some really horrible leaders in both law enforcement and the Army. Too many times in police work, they promote the person who actually has the least knowlege on how to do the job...but is very good at having "nice hair."
The funny thing is, I like doing police work-- still after 30+ years. Nothing like solving a case and getting bad guys out of the way.
So good citizens, when you think the local police are not doing a good job...look at the leadership. Or as we used to say: "We still do a good job despite the lack of any kind of leadership."