20 years ago Medford Police Department reminded me of the Beverly Hill Police as portrayed in "Beverly Hills Cop". Very hip, groomed, very professional/full of themselves (somewhere in between), and, well, almost Aryan-like. Haven't been there since, so don't know what their game is now. There are many down-to-earth, blue collar police dpeartments in the West, but I didn't take Medford to be one of them. This departmental demeanor-philosophy might have contributed to the situation, if I get it correctly. They probably "knew" what was best for this situation.