I am glad that I don’t work there. Around here the police assist homeowners with anything that they have got to help keep fires under control until we arrive. They worry us because they often run into burning rooms with extinguishers or garden hoses and no protective clothing. The police that I work with are determined to protect people and property. I have been to dozens of incidents where the police and/or residents have put out or kept fires from spreading using garden hoses. I thought that I worked in a screwed up liberal part of the country... but at least a little common sense still prevails around here.
Lucky for me, I live in same type of community. The local police and firemen are our friends and neighbors.
It sounds like your local community still employs peace officers, not LEOs.
Peace officers are decreasing in number, as LEOs increase.
This shift is a bad one for liberty.