No one likes having to deal with Yankee fans.
But officers of the International Liaison Program are setting up NYPD franchises like Starbucks, all to ask the New York Question. No, not "Which is the real Original Famous Rays?" The other one: "Did New York come up anywhere in this investigation?" And since it's a city of 8.5 million people from 200 countries speaking over 140 languages, that happens more often than you might think.
"If you ever watched Friends, you're under our jurisdiction."
Sending a few sworn members overseas for a little proactive collaboration and information-sharing makes good sense, but is typically something a nation would do, not a single city. Shouldn't federal agencies be taking care of stuff like that? The FBI certainly thinks so; their own involvement in foreign affairs has actually resulted in a bizarre rivalry, with G Men and cops butting heads in a "testosterone rich" turf war. Somewhere in Shanghai, an NYPD officer is arguing with an FBI agent over who has jurisdiction. Imagine how confused the Chinese cops are.