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Posted almost 6 years ago

 

      I want to share a concern, that when you pull someone over, if there are a few in a car, and they try to attack you, are you on your own, or always call for back up once the license plate is checked.  I care and concerned, not knowing what someone would have in a car and walking to it.   Bless all of you !!!!!!!!!!!

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Rated +1 | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

One thing that we all were (or should have been trained to do) is to touch the rear of every vehicle we come in contact with. This will leave aq good set of our fingerprints on the vehicle should teh unspeakable happen. This also lets you check to make sure the trunk is secure and no one is hidding inside for an ambush. Hope that helps some

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Rated +1 | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

it is a concern for all officers no matter who you are pulling over. It is always a crap shoot even with one person in the car. Any officer who doesnt remember that is making a career ending mistake. All of these issues are covered in the academy and hopefully in discussions with senior members of your departments. There should always be a debriefing after any incidents with members to see what could be done better and differently as well.


There are pleanty of schools out there as well that cover these issues for verified officers to help keep the odds on yoru side.


Stay safe


 


Bob

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

Traffic stops are NEVER routine, and are one of, if not THE most dangerous thing to do.


"People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. "

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

Jkaz01 says ...



Traffic stops are NEVER routine, and are one of, if not THE most dangerous thing to do.



Exactly, always back up your fellow officer regardless of whether they need it or not.


Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. -JFK

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

There are a few tricks we use which can't be said on a public forum.  Thank you for your concern.  I do teach all my rookies to listen for stops and other calls on the radio in case back-up is needed somewhere.  You don't want to tie up the air asking for "where they are" when someone is calling for assistance.  Trust me, are always backing each other.


"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
George Orwell

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”
― Sun Tzu

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