so i have been listening to OotP the past week or so (again), and here’s an interesting thing! in auror!fic u see a lot of Buddy Cop action, but aurors are not the equivalent of police! it’s BARELY mentioned, but in chapter 7 of order of the phoenix, there’s this:
“Will it be Aurors who catch them?”
“Oh no, this is too trivial for Aurors, it’ll be the ordinary Magical Law Enforcement Patrol - ah, Harry, this is Perkins.”
so there’s an MLE Patrol who handle things like going after ordinary wizard criminals, like Willie Widdershins or idk, Mundungus Fletcher, and Aurors are specifically for catching Dark Wizards. I’d never caught this before when reading so i thought i would share.