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Posted about 7 years ago

 

I have asked other police men this. If a another police officer breaks the law rather they are on duty or not, would the police officer enforce the law or look the other way?

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I think that it would depend on the law. I'm sure every PO has stopped another for a traffic viloation and has let them go. Lets say that the officer is off duty and a call goes out for Family Violence at his/ her residence, or you stop a vehicle that you were dispatched in an attempt to locate as a possbile intoxicated driver and it happens to be another officer. We don't ever want to be put in a situation where we have to make a desicion to arrest another PO, but that situation is always possible. Lets say that you are on duty with another officer and you see that officer steal something form the store or maybe steal money from a suspect he/ she just arrested. You may not make an arrest right then and there, but you should immediatley notify a supervisor of the situation. There's going to be incidents where an arrest will have to be made. Its no fun having to arrest another PO. I am interested to see what others have to say to this question.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I agree with DW Hodges. I would never write another LEO a ticket and I would never arrest another cop for something like DUI or theft (If I knew them I would speak with them about it afterwards). But, if I found that another LEO was doing something like rape or child porn, I would be the frist person to put the bracelets on.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I don't totally agree with you Icablue. I do agree that I wouldn't give another officer a traffic ticket, but I sure as hell would arrest for DUI. I would not allow that officer to take off after I spoke to them or give them a ride home. I couldn't live with myself if that officer drove off and killed a family due to me not doing my job. Or having that officer take off again after I dropped him/her off at home and again killing a family. There are some situations that even officer's have to take responsiblity for. I also don't understand your point about not arresting for theft. Isn't that an integraty issue and isn't that a big issue when it comes to law enforcement?

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

this is definitely a sticky topic . true none of us want to take down one of our brothers or sisters because they are truly our family . i have to respect what i am charged to do as an officer , whether it is another officer or not . that is'nt saying that i'm not going to take in the totality of the situation , i'm going to do what is best for all , given the situation and if that means taking in a family member , well then it's done . no , i would'nt give a ticket , there is something called professional courtesy .


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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Val, just wondering, from your answer you would not give a ticket. Would you arrest on DUI and Theft? Disregard the petty traffic stuff, I'm talking about the bigger spectrum of crime.

Shedevil2_max50

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did'nt mean to be evasive sarge , i would'nt give another officer a ticket , but i would definitely arrest where it was warranted . i have spoken to a fellow officer that was arrested by another municpality for d.u.i. after being involved in a one vehicle accident and i listened to what he had to say , and asked him if the shoe was on the other foot what would he have done . he turned the table on me and asked me what would i have done . i simply said my job ..... he said i get the point


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A lot about being a good officer is to not put your fellow brothers and sisters in a position where they have to make that kind of decision.

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amen that . this job is'nt always a pretty one , and i think in those times when decisions have to be made we try to do the job . i think mothers know us better than we know ourselves and she told me once , although i'm your mom i would expect you to do your job if i was in the wrong . i love and respect her all the more for that .


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