The question is what do the taxpaying property owners of Eureka, the people that finance all of this high-powered policing, get for their money? Do they get a police department that is responsive to their needs? Do they enforce the law or do they strut around and act Harpham-Style "tough"?
Whatever they do you can blame the people in this picture. Yeah! All those highbinders cheering on the rubber-stamping. They are the ones responsible for whatever happens and they are the ones to be held accountable - if that's ever possible.
Am I being "fair" to this new hiree? Do we, the tax-paying property owners and business people of Eureka owe this guy, just to be "fair," time to prove himself? Maybe, but I, personally don't know a damned thing about him one way or another, and that's the problem. All anyone knows is whatever the most worthless opinion is of the local power-mongers that cares to share. And we all know what that's worth... A pig in a poke.