This argument fails to recognize that the police have a more important role than that dictated by the judicial system. They have to maintain order when they encounter a novel situation that may be unsafe but not criminal. When they begin to respond to such a situation, they are no longer working for the judiciary because they are making their own decisions. The problem with this argument is that the police do a lot more than take orders from the courts. That’s part of their job, but a bigger part is interacting with the public while on the clock. How they do that is up to them, meaning police officers are independently-minded citizens privileged with a special job. The court does not tell the police who to pull over for drunk driving – just that drunk driving is illegal. Thus, the police are not so much emissaries of the judiciary as they are another facet of it.