The police department should have parity with the people they face. Increasingly criminals have extremely exotic hardware including explosives. If you travel to Europe, you’ll find that most police officers carry automatic weapons as a matter of course. It is a deterrent. We cannot have officers killed because they are outgunned or out armored. People will no longer become police officers. In that case, you will make average citizens judge jury and executioner. This is a bad situation and will lead to more blood shed. This blood shed would be on an epic scale.