The patrol officer is not just the front line, but the first interaction most of the general public have of any law enforcement. When the top brass goes out of their way to make the patrol officer know that they are "role models" it is a double-edged sword. On one side you have a patrol officer that will have to accept that fact and apply it in their duties with great responsibility. On the other hand that same top brass commander needs to understand that they need to lead by example. The patrol officer will only be as effective and efficient as they perceive their commanders to be.