Absolutely. When I first started as an inspector my boss, ex far east Signals told me:Back in the day you had senior officers who would back their officers.They also didn't have to worry about the media and if some disgruntled unwashed protestors wrote a nasty post on social media.
'I will back you up if you take issue with the plants. But if you haven't done your homework on a case we will have an interview afterwards.'
Made sure I dotted the 'T's and crossed the 'I's before writing letters.
Support is a two way street. I never had to worry about taking action as I knew he was on my side and he knew I wouldn't go off half cock and embarrass him.
Does a modern copper have the same trust in his superior if he's taking action against this week's 'right on ' cause?
Take a look at the Rotherham shenanigans.