Yep, they're just gearing up for the annual onslaught! They sure don't have any problem pulling you over down there for the slightest infraction, but hey, is IS thier job, right?
I grew up down there, and I gotta hand it to them; they do manage to keep things relatively quiet, all things considered. Pretty professional bunch of folks by most accounts.
Glad to hear he didn't get all freaky on you for exercising your RKBA!