Strength: Obviously, they are proficient in firearms, with NYC being the least proficient with increasing quality of weapon handling as you move west. They have have access to the best technology, although not adept at employing said tech in the most optimum manner. They also have reinforcements at hand within a minute or two away. And firepower. They have access to semi-automatic AR15s and some units (Sergeants) have fully-automatic M4s (LAPD practice). Obviously, they have drone technology and air support. They are almost immune to prosecution of any encounter against Blue Team (that means you). They can turn you into a ghost without a blink of an eye and chill at their favorite bar that night.
Weakness. They, more than your ANTIFA street fighter or BLM Resistance fighter, are casualty adverse (people who have something to lose are not very combat effective). A common saying on the force is,”No matter what happens, I’m going home to my wife and kids at the end of the my shift”. They also are combat ineffective when outnumbered or outgunned. They are scared shit-less to engage POC for fear of losing their “all important pension”. That more than anything else, motivates them; fear of losing their pensions.
Analysis: Like our previous adversaries, don’t engage them as their is no upside while in their urban centers. That being said, they are chickenshits. In Minneapolis at the end of May, 2020, they fled their 3rd Precient letting ANTIFA/BLM burn the place to the ground; like I said, FORCE PRESERVATION. Christopher Dorner, RIP, showed the world how casualty adverse a big city police force actually is. LAPD was humbled by his Rambo-like one-man war.
They only act when they have the firepower and manpower on their side. Remember that. Speed is life.
Final thoughts: They are not there to protect you, but the establishment.