appears to be Freeman orthodoxy on oaths:
Everyone you will encounter, in the "Legal" or "Lawful" worlds, will have taken an Oath in order to claim their 'title'. This includes Judges, Magistrates, Bailiffs, Notaries, Solicitors, Lawyers and ... of course ... Policymen.
Acting within their Oaths, they are what they claim to be. And, in this case, they are all Peace Officers ... because that is what their Oaths state.
Acting outside their Oath, they are not what they claim to be. Acting outside their Oath, they are simply "Joe Soap" (maybe in in some kind of uniform, but Joe Soap nonetheless).
In a Court de jure (Common Law Court), for example, a Judge will be on his Oath. However, as a Judge, he will be offered 'employment' to run Courts de facto (Courts of Arbitrations of disputes). In these Courts, Magistrates and Judges are not on their Oaths. Thus they are not what they claim to be. They are nothing more than Joe Soap.
They can - ALL - be put on their Oaths by saying "I'm putting you on your Oath. Under God, so help me God. Now we have a Contract".
A Judge or Magistrate then has two options. Either to recuse him- or her-self, or to continue under Oath, to PROTECT YOU, and your Rights in Law. They usually choose the former, and so get up and leave the Bench.
A Bailiff or Policyman likewise. Having put a Bailiff on his or her Oath, they become Peace Officers, and are there to PROTECT your Rights. If a Bailiff arrives with a Policyman, put them both on their Oaths. If the Bailiff then proceeds as they do normally ... in other words continues to threaten ... then you can TELL the Policyman to "Arrest that man (woman), and I'm placing him or her into your safe custody". If the Policyman fails to react to that, say: "Who is your boss? I'm going to have you BOTH arrested for pretending to be what you are not."
'Policymen' is Freeman for 'policemen' - part of their hilarious etymology that includes 'berth certificate' ('cos you're legally a boat, or something) and so forth.