Truth of the matter is Jesus treated his disciples very well that they left everything and followed him. And that Peter broke down totally when he denied Jesus.
The police serve at the people's leasure because they marry into the people and cook their front yard BBQ's next to the people.
When Revolution II comes, they'll put on civilian clothes of join the people. There's no need to be there to know this because they always do.
I will pray everyday for our masters to be ever more and more stupid that they do everything to trigger R2.
The police assist the court to mete out justice. The word "just" is in justice and there's no such word called "toughtice".
If the police just being a bunch of tough guys then they lose moral high ground and legitimacy. From there things descend into one man, one shot very quickly. One man, one shot got the mighty German Sixth Army utterly destroyed in Stalingrad and I say military history can certainly be applied here also.