Can police officers drink in public off duty?

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Probably because army officers are allowed when off duty, so police officers should be able to as well.

Added: As long as they don't do it in uniform, of course they can. They don't lose their civil rights simply because of their occupation. INTERESTINGLY - police officers are held to an even higher standard than the general public, because not only can they face the penalty of law if arrested for improper actions while intoxicated, most law enforcement agencies will discipline them or terminate their employment for "conduct unbecoming" as well.
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