Since an on-duty cop is a civilian, an off-duty cop is also a civilian.
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
I was formally briefed on what is and is not a "civilian" by the US Army in preparation for deployment, during deployment, and in cretin briefs for domestic civil emergencies, as it relates to warfare, detainment, and treatment of EPWs. A link to TheFeeDictionary.com, the least credible of all dictionaries in the world, does not counter that.
Last edited by Jerry; 04-09-13 at 07:43 PM.