A couple weekends ago, in Vancouver BC, we were talking about the same thing. Here I am sitting in a Catholic Church reception
room after a first communion of a nephew having a beer
With the Priest on one side and a Vancouver Cop on the other having a couple brews. The Priest from Ireland
telling us about the girlfriend he uses to have in England
before he became a Priest. And the Cop talking about the gang violence that's growing in Canada
laws are a joke). And also saying that he personally doesn't give every person that's been drinking a citation. If they can talk good sense and walk OK he'll just send them home.
It's just the individuals handing out the citations that make the difference. If you have a bad one in your area, move on or want until they're transferred or help them get transferred
Cops are people too! If one come across as an assh*** they are going to be treated that way. Some Cops are legalistic and you have to read them (mostly rookies). The best thing is to get to know the ones in your area. Be nice and treat them with respect.
The ones here in my neighborhood know me by sight and give a little nod when I see them. If you make yourself known and don't treat them like they are the enemy, they can become allies............................_/)