Aren't LEO's civilians? Aren't all non-soldiers civilians?
While I agree with you, there are many here that do not: Some really believe that "Some Animals are More Equal Than Others!"
Those that say police are not civilians often cite some newer dictionaries that include "persons not in a police or firefighting organization that has a military-like rank structure" ...... which is a lot of hooey: "Military" personell are subject to the UCMJ. The day cops and firefighters give up their Civil Rights and fall under the UCMJ, I'll agree that they are not "Civilians". They might wear combat boots, BDU's in various colors, k-pots, tote M-4's and drive LAV's, but they are still "Civilians" dressed up like soldiers, who can quit their job at any time ....... but I digress....