It can be easy to forget, but behind the badge, fancy hat and flashing lights, police officers are just like the rest of us.
They like trying out the latest internet crazes or watching funny videos, and none of them like hearing the same old, unoriginal jokes all day long.
That's why the Bangor Police Department in Maine posted on Sunday night guidelines of things we shouldn't tell cops when we run into them in public.
They include things like:
"We are not thinking that you are a bad person when we show up in the fast food line with you. We think you are hungry. It's all good. We're hungry too," the department wrote on Facebook.
They shared some pro tips of conversation starters to try the next time you're waiting in line beside one of your city's finest.
See the whole post below.