Wirecutter, how's your relationship with the police in your town? Any problems?
Actually, the local PD in Ceres where I now live are pretty good guys. They don't pretend to be urban commandos in camo - they dress like regular policemen. I've had no interactions with them but all the folks that I've talked to about them say they're courteous and respectful.
I met the Chief of Public Safety a few years back when I was doing work with the homeless and Mr de Werk impressed me with his straight fowardness and concern. Plus he seems to have the respect of his officers.
So no, I haven't had any problems whatsoever with Ceres PD and don't anticipate any.