Years ago I was in a conversation with a group of people about how better to improve relationships between police officers and the people they police.
Officers working in the town where I grew up were required to live within the city limits. (Actually, ALL city workers were required to do this.) They were our neighbors, parents of our friends, and members of our churches. They were part of the community and had as much invested in it as the rest of its citizens. I truly believe that this should be the case for all police officers.
In the conversation, a woman replied, “There is no way my family is going to live with those animals.”
And that, ma’am, is why you NEED to live there.