What Ledyard Sensei provides the officers in his area is far more valuable than what they are paying him. I suspect that he is very much in favor of trying to persuade before going hands on as well. The best fight is the one that doesn't happen.
To further honor Ledyard Sensei, who adores it when I quote O'Sensei, I would like to support your last sentence with the following. "Never defeated means never fighting."
C'mon; you all saw that coming ;-)