The question is about the 3rd Amendment. You know it, right. No quartering of Troops without permission. Anyways, at the time of the founding of our Republic, there was no such thing as a police force. Sure, there were occasional police, usually private, dating from the Romans. But the "modern" police force didn't come about until after 1850. First in London England IIRC. Mostly a move into cities affect. So, If a SWAT team throws you out of your house for safety - and then takes it over for an operation is that subject to the restrictions of the 3rd Amendment? If you are interested - good article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...hird-amendment-claim-against-police-officers/ For the TL;DR folks, a Federal judge has ruled that municipal police are not soldiers and therefore the 3rd amendment does not apply.