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2012-09-24_22-41-56_408_max50

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Posted about 2 years ago

 

 What is everyone's impression of the blue line stickers?


These days, there are lots of non-LEO people running around with these on their cars. Back in the day, when the things were brand new. No one knew what they were except other LEOs. That was the original purpose of them. To identify LEOs to other LEOs.


The Clayton County Newspaper kinda screwed it up for everyone when they published a picture of a thin blue line sticker on the front page of the paper with the title " Cops taking care of their own". It was a slander piece to point out how LEOs give "Professional Courtesy" to each other instead of writing each other citations.


So, when you pull a traffic stop on a car displaying one, do you approach any differently? Try to figure out what their affiliation is? Ask any different questions? 


 


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Texas02n_max600_max50

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Why would I approach any differently? Until I start talking to the driver and any occupants, I don't know who they are. I ask different questions for different offenses and the different responses I get during each stop.


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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

I know what you mean about the blue line stickers! It's the same with FOP/FOPA stickers. I approach it the same as any other car. For all I know, it could be someone borrowing the car, or it could be a stolen car. I treat them all in similar fashion until after I speak with the driver and any occupants.


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Don't see that many in my area, but treat vehicles with them them like any other traffic stop.  Blue line stickers, FOP stickers and other similiar ones don't cause me to do anything differently, like others have said, same treatment.  Outcome of the stop may change after talking to the driver (or not).

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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

The Blue Line stickers have already been 'commonized'. So have all the other stickers from POA's, DOA's and 'In Memory of ..." stickers that adorn back windshields and bumpers. Shields, stars and "I Support Law Enforcement" stickers are kind of tacky anyway. Why would you want to ID your vehicle for someone else just to smash your windows?


Every LEO knows how to do a safe and correct contact with a vehicle. What becomes of the contact is generally a discretionary decision by any cop or deputy.


Do you recall the Florida officer in a marked unit who pulled over another LEO in a marked unit and put handcuffs on the officer in uniform? I wonder whatever became of that officer-gal who made that stop....


 


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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

Miami was investigating Lopez (Miami PD) for misconduct (reckless driving in a department vehicle). There was no "official" investigation on Watts (Florida HP). Neither one were suspended nor reprimanded from what I could find. Just a speeding fine and a whole lot of uproar and inter-departmental bickering.


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I have never seen a blue line sticker in my area. I do hear they are easy to obtain on ebay and other sites.

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It does not matter one way or the other to me. They are as generic as any other sticker that the public can get. If an officer puts one on his personal vehicles thinking it will get them out of trouble then that is a cop who would not be working for me. They should never have need for it if they are setting the example.


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