A recent front page article in The Ledger was overly critical of police hiring practices in Florida [Police hiring is a 'terrible system,' Jan. 3, USA Today Network]. The article was from a Southwest Florida newspaper reprinted in The Ledger. There was no reference to Polk County and there were no anecdotal examples given that involved any officer from Polk County—The Ledger should have made that clear. The article provided the names of seven police officers they criticized for various reasons – three were arrested, one it is unclear if he is still employed as an officer, one officer was administratively terminated not involving misconduct, and two appear to be still employed. A little underwhelming, frankly. The tone of the article was dripping with anti-police rhetoric.