The unnamed officer, whose Reddit handle is u/Blue-Corn, said they live in the southern United States, writing: "Ask whatever you want. I really believe that open dialogue is a horribly underused thing these days."
While some people grilled them on their favourite on-duty snacks or the type of weapons they used, one took the opportunity to ask if there was a law we all have to follow that he believes shouldn't exist.
The officer wrote back: "Recreational marijuana. Not my thing personally, but I wish they would just make it legal everywhere."
When asked by another user what his opinion on marijuana was in general, the cop replied: "Go nuts. Have your fun. Just don't do anything stupid. Pretty much exactly like drinking."
Further into the thread, they added: "As long as you're trying to be cool about it and not being blatant, sure. Don't drive with it. Don't get high and go out smelling. Don't lie. Honestly the dumbest thing I can't figure o is why people drive around smoking. Just do that shit at home."
Someone else asked about the weirdest or funniest calls he'd ever had to respond to, to which the cop said there were 'too many to count'.
They continued: "Fake kidnappings? Dementia/drug hallucinations? A guy who cut off his own tongue? There's really no shortage of weird shit. Funniest is kind of the same thing. That one is probably a guy locked out of his house naked in the winter. Dude was covering up with lawn chair cushions and his dog."
Others wanted to know about the depiction of police officers on TV and film, and how true to real life they were.
The officer said they foud it 'hard' to watch 'cop stuff' as some of it was just 'so so so wrong', but admitted their favourite movie was Hot Fuzz - which just so happens to be the flick they believe is the most accurate representation of life on the force.
They explained: "Tons of paperwork. Kind of boring. Follow the rules and s*** works out. Most of TV and movies are bulls***. Just hire a cop to tell you about the day. Easy. He'll hang around and eat crafty to tell you when things are f***ing stupid."
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