I was getting gas earlier and saw two people that were standing on a street corner, crossing the street every couple of minutes. There were two police officers on motorcycles that were parked at a stop sign. Whenever someone would fail to stop for the crossing pedestrians, the police would pull out and pull the vehicle(s) over. I asked one of the pedestrians - a woman, if she was crossing the street periodically for the police and said confirmed she was. I asked if she was under their employ and she said she was. I do not recall if she said she was an officer but after one of the cops came back, I asked him about what was occurring and he said she was not an officer, that those under the PD's employment for these circumstances cannot be LEO. The officer said this was legal in California. I'm trying to look this up to see if it is, and if so, what the law/ordinance for this is called: anyone know? Also, what other activities fall under this law/ordinance that allow for the hiring of civilians for activities such as this. I DO NOT want to start any political discussion with this post. What I'd like is for folks knowledgeable on this subject to shed some light on the situation for me. Much thanks.