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Do you give them, do you expect them. Where does it cross the line? I am not talking about disoounts or free coffee, more like traffic stops etc. I am just wondering peoples opinions/stories,

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This is nothing more than a baited question,...no thanks.

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I A?


Go practice falling down, I'll be there in a minute

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Sarge101 said:

I A?

LMAO!!!!! The eyes are upon you!!! Hahahaha

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Okay a little back story, I got pulled over on my way to work. The officer came to my window, saw that I was in uniform and told me as a professional courtesy he would not give me a ticket, and that if there was a next time he would give me a ticket. I was expecting a ticket and probably deserved it. I am not going to argue with an officer about not getting a ticket, but unless he was willing to do that for some other guy not in LE then he shouldn't have done it for me.

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I was professional and courteous to everyone!

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Go back and demand your ticket! Ask for a vehicle inspection while you're there.

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and if you were not wearing your seat belt let him know that as well.

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I don't write other cops tickets and I don't write their family members. Now I am only talking about motor vehicle violations. I think it crosses the line when a cop is driving drunk.

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Now, i am just waiting for someone to call me a "dirty cop", a "hyprocrit", etc. So lets hear it.

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I always say please when I tell them to press hard because there are 4 copies. I'm with O on this.... too hot to handle in a public forum. Tjb... I'll never judge another Officer's discretion. Here in NV we have discretion with traffic cites. My partners and I constantly give each other hard times on our decisions in fun. I personally can't stand it when people don't have vehicle insurance... but I have seen the aftermath of financial ruin it can cause in medical expenses. The DUI/Cop thing is a hot debate in itself that I really don't think you'll ever see a good thread on.


Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth. -George Washington

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I'm professional and extend courtesy to all.

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I personally have no problem with professional courtesy, under the right circumstances. DUI? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!

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Robocop33 said:

I was professional and courteous to everyone!

well said!

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lawman07 said:

I'm professional and extend courtesy to all.

Yup... exactly!

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you know we are professional when citing drivers.... its the driver who isnt being professional when cited

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bthomasanthony said:

you know we are professional when citing drivers.... its the driver who isnt being professional when cited

your profile shows you to be a security officer, how many tickets do you write on any given day?

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if you could , tell me what a professional cilivilan is?

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Doesn't everyone have some sort of job related perk..? .if not...demand one....
my family and friends all get benefit of each others job perks....it makes the paychecks alot more tolerable...lol...

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ODIN, I'll let you take this one.


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the scenery changes and they let me play with explosives.

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I write about 2 to 3 warnings to every citation I write, why can’t I give that same courtesy I give to the public to another officer! If it’s a traffic crash then I’ll I issue a citation the party that I find in violation (99% of the time there is a violation that caused the crash).

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Discreation is still a large part of our jobs. It is up to the individual officer how they apply that discreation.


"You can't lead from behind" Gen'l James Longstreet, CSA

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Discreation is the keyword that SGT457 used.


I love each day like its my last! Why do we are have to be so serious?

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If we don't wach out for each other, Who is going to????
Traffic violaions ie: speeding YES
Criminal ie: dui NO

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My friends: I don't believe that there is a way to present the idea of letting fellow law enforcement off the hook on certain incidents and not others, to the general public without it appearing to be biased and unfair. I can remember traffic stops that I conducted where it was a minor stop and the person appeared to be a good person in a bad situation. For example, I made a traffic stop where I thought the person was DWI after observing her driving behavior. Upon stopping, I discovered the person was NOT impaired, just exhausted from a double shift at a nearby hospital.

The key word here, and my fellow professionals have said, is DISCRETION. After reviewing all the facts and circumstances of an incident I can, and usually did if the law allowed, give the person a break. That person included the general public, law enforcement and even the government officials I encountered. Just my opinion.

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SOME LEO'S MIGHT THINK IT'S APPLES AND ORANGES BUT IM A C.E.R.T CORRECTIONAL OFFICER IN PHILLY AND WAS PULLED OVER ONE NIGHT COMING FROM MY NOW WIFE'S HOUSE WHEN I WAS PULLED OVER BY HIGHWAY PATROL I IMMEDIATELY IDENTIFIED MYSELF AS A C/O HE RESPONDED "I KNOW I KNOW " HE RAN MY FIREARM THROUGH HIS DATABASE AND I SAT FOR CLOSE TO AN HOUR . AND IM SURE IT DIDNT HELP DRIVING A 2005 ACURA TL (INCIDENT HAPPEN IN 2005) AT 28 YEARS OLD AT 11 30 AT NIGHT HMMM??

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Knightryder,

What's your point bud?

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I identifyed myself as a CO and the officer dared to check me out....is that it?

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tolayedback said:

I write about 2 to 3 warnings to every citation I write, why can’t I give that same courtesy I give to the public to another officer! If it’s a traffic crash then I’ll I issue a citation the party that I find in violation (99% of the time there is a violation that caused the crash).

Yep there is no such thing as an accident that's why they are called crash reports. What I hate is a LEO or firefighter who flashes their badge at me and thinks they are just going to go about their business. I had a Major out of a city PD in my district jump out of his car once and flash his badge. I told him to get back in his vehicle. He got back in his vehicle and as I approached now mad, agitated, and extremely alert he automatically says "I'm a Major for the blah blah Dept." I then stated with all of his years of expierence I am highly surprised that he would take the chance with his life to jump out of a car like that. I then reminded him on the resaonable actions he should have taken on this traffic stop and any other traffic stops if he was to be pulled over again. The funny thing is his wife agreed with me. I'm surprised he didn't complain on me for my little lesson on the side of the road. Maybe somewhere in that big ego of his he agreed with me that he did wrong.

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