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Posted about 2 years ago

 

 Here is a quick question.....I was watching videos on you tube of cops arresting other cops for speeding or other reasons....it got me thinking isn't there such a thing as police courtesy.  I mean if I pulled another cop over for a traffic stop I wouldn't really make a big deal about it.  Me personally but I have heard of situations of some cop being A-whole to other cops when pulling them over.  I mean we are all human why treat another cop like he is not a cop like you are better than him.  I hate cops who act like they are above you and treat you like you aren't crap. Seriously.  I'm sorry but I don't like that at all.  Yes I know that they should know better but at the end of the day they are both doing the same job.  Either way I just thought id give my 2 cents on the subject and see what y'all think about the question. Well be safe stay strong may god be with you always.

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Rated +2 | Posted about 2 years ago

 

There's two sides to the story and both require some attention. It's nice to get some courtesy, but it is also nice to respect laws you enforce. An officer shouldn't place another officer in the place to have to write him a ticket anyway. Newer officers tend to be more strict than the veteran officers, but it is best to not put a fellow officer in a ethical predicament. Anything criminal or severe enough traffic offenses are automatic tickets for me. Minor traffic offenses will get you a handshake and warning.

White_shirt_max50

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Rated +2 | Posted about 2 years ago

 

Since we are held to a higher standard anytime I stop a brother or sister I demand the utmost respect. The end result of the traffic stop does not play a role in their conduct. I received two speeding summons (citations) while chief and showed respect to the officer whom signed me up. I am the one that screwed up and placed blame on myself.

Me2_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

I believe in using discretion as a professional courtesy; but there's some situations that one LEO should never put another LEO into - my biggest pet peeve: drunk drivers. Be a professional, respect the law, use your best judgement, and (above everything else) respect everybody you encounter, even if it's hard... You'll be all the better for it.


Like UncleDennis said, we are held to a higher standard... Just my thoughts.


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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

If I pull you and you are DUI, you are going to jail....period.


Like others have said, I try not to put another LEO in the position where they have to decide wether or not to ticket me.


If I ever do get pulled over (once in the last 10 years), I am VERY respectful to the Officer. Last time I was in my Yukon with my whole family. I pulled safely to the side of the road, shut off my engine, rolled all my windows down, turned on my dome light and kept my hands on the steering wheel. He pretty much figured out what I do for a living before he even got to my window. That traffic stop ended with a handshake, and a have a safe evening. I could have gotten a citation for speeding, I was afterall exceeding the speed limit, and I diserved a ticket had he chosen to issue me one. Either way, I was going to have a professional and courtious interaction with the Officer, regardless of the outcome.


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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

Scjohnk says ...



If I pull you and you are DUI, you are going to jail....period.



Haha, too true!


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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

I am guessing you saw one YouTube video of the Florida cop arresting another state Florida LEO for one thing or other. The arresting gal has long since sunk into obscurity. The other cop is still on duty.


Professional courtesy? No such thing.


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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

I won't write them, but I have called a few of their supervisors in my career.


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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

after being away for many months i thought i would drop in. police courtesy aka professional courtesy. its a slippery slope. no need to extend anything but you dont need to be a jerk either.