...or something like that.

Don't get me wrong, it will never happen.

But ya gotta wonder what it would be like to have a nation-wide service like the Border Patrol that would allow members to transfer to choice locations after required service in rough-duty or less-than-desirable station assignments.

Think about--people are already serving in many undesirable areas for their whole career.

Ablilty to competetively promote at other locations when they come open, not just your own.

Standardized communications and equipment, a nation-wide uniform and ranking system, temporary duty assignments at places around the country during crisis or disasters.

While we're at it, federalize the EMS systems, also. Put them under the Public Health Service, on under the fire service.

Oh well, wishful thinking.