Maybe if the northeast. I know NY cops have great pay. Cops in the south on the other hand usually don’t get paid that much. Most of the time it’s below-average income levels. Not sure about the rest of the country but I’m sure it’s true in most places besides NY. When they’re “on-duty,” they’re working this queue.
When they decide to take an extra job, they’re only focused on keeping the peace in the immediate area, because that’s what [LocalBusiness] paid them to do. They’re not gonna go out on calls across the town (unless it’s an officer down). Additionally, they’re working a shift that’s outside of their normal working hours, so they’re not gonna be completely familiar with whoever is currently on that shift.