Almost as a rule, Resident Advisers are better acquainted with local law enforcement than the average bear…sometimes by choice, sometimes not. Unexpected levels of bonding often occur at all hours of the day and night when combating the forces of delinquency. The nearest Resident Adviser has a likelihood of being on a first-name basis with the nearest police officer on par with the habitual trespassers and resident vagabonds.
The most unique aspect of these unlikely friendships is the occasions in which police officers suddenly become gruffer than usual and you have to obey them as would a plebeian freshman. There’s always that point when you have to just answer their questions and not get too chummy. The dicey part comes when it gets difficult to decipher if this is friend zone or plebeian freshman zone.
The officer’s grin and flippant expletive is usually a pretty decisive signal.