The police chief sat at his desk, bored. “Arrests are rare nowadays,” he thought to himself. “I miss the days when we used to drag a dozen criminals in here from off the street every day.”
Life was different now. The chief was nearing retirement. Crime had fallen drastically as prosperity had risen. Arrests are rare, sure, but that’s because crime is rare nowadays too.
Well, the chief wasn’t just going to sit around until he retired. His blood was boiling for some action. He called all the officers in the station into his office.
“Alright, men, we’re going to setup a good old-fashioned dragnet. I know the criminals are out there. We just have to drag them out of hiding and expose them to the light of justice!”
This idea didn’t go down well with some of the rookies. They reported him to Internal Affairs. This wasn’t the first incident where the chief had broken protocol, and the chief was dragged out of his office kicking and screaming. As he was being physically dragged across the station floor, the chief began screaming. “I know why arrests are rare! All the criminals are hiding at the top levels of the bureaucracy!”