I want to set up an interview to run a miniature interview with local law enforcement. These questions are hypothetical questions along with questions involving an array of topics based on their jobs. I have police and military personnel in my story and I find that a lot of books that do things involving these groups make the sequence of events or the government officials... hard to buy... My questions: "Is it a good idea?" "Do you think the police would be willing to talk to me?" "And if I give thanks to the local departments would they allow me to do so in my book?" I come from a very small town, surrounded by other small towns. We're not very well known and hard to find on the map so I was thinking that they may be flattered to have their town or departments mentioned but I am not sure. Of course, the best thing I can do is try and ask myself but since everyone knows everyone up here I would rather find out if it would be worth my time to make the call. Haha.