Why would a policeman want to live where he works? Makes no sense to me. When I was first hired as a police officer I was constantly dealing with people coming to my house. Asking for favors and doing vandalism.
When the community I lived in changed the residency law that police officers did not have to live in the community but needed to live within 15 minutes of the city limits, I moved. The vandalism and favors stopped.
I actually think that I was a better policeman for it. Doing police work where you lived seemed like you were on duty 24/7 vs on call 24/7.