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Thcai05mhu_max50

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Anyone work for a decent sized department and have the offense/traffic sheets specific to their jurisdiction. I would like to take the numeric code and description and convert it into a customized smartphone app that is specific to the department.


Basically, you can just enter the keyword such as “red light” and it will display for example “4511.12 – Traffic Control Device – MM.” Any keyword combination will return the code you are looking for and replace those laminated sheets that are inside the clipboards. 


 


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Two day member and skeleton profile. Odd first post.

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Why don't you go down to your local station and ask?

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MarlyB. Did you mean axe?

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State traffic laws as all state laws are specific to the state..... NOT the department or local municipality.  Likely there may already be a phone app for the laws in your state (state laws).  For example:  I know I can get the California Penal Code, Vehicle Code and Health and Safety Code....... but I don't need to.


Laws specific to your department would probably be limited to your city or county municipal codes which will vary from one local jurisdiction (city to city, city to county or county to county) to another.

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Most Cities and Stats post them on line or on their departments website.  There are thousands of them.


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Yes i just joined and haven't confiqured my account yet.I am a P.O. and have a similiar app that some guys use instead of their shortcut sheets in their clipboards. I was trying to expand on this which would allow you to open the application, pick your department, and search for your specific codes.

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Yes i just joined and haven't confiqured my account yet.I am a P.O. and have a similiar app that some guys use instead of their shortcut sheets in their clipboards. I was trying to expand on this which would allow you to open the application, pick your department, and search for your specific codes.



Curious as to how long have you been LEO?  The state laws are used across the state and are not defined by municipality as opposed to your local city municipal codes which are different from one municipality to another.  Know as much of the state statutes or codes as you can for your most common offenses or violations and know where to look and how to look them up when necessary from what-ever resource you have available to you.  If you are using a local code section, the same applies.  Know as many of the common ones as possible and know how to look the other ones up.  Personally, I think yo might be over-thinking this a bit and maybe even becoming too reliant on outside sources of information.


BTW:  I do have a cheat sheet in my cite book.  I do have a city municipal code cheat book in my cite book and I have an expanded cheat sheet on the desktop of my unit MDC.  I seldom use it, but I pull it up and study it from time to time so as to maintain my knowledge and to know where it is should I need to look it up.

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Been LEO for 5 years for a decent sized (1800+ officer) municipality. I dont really rely on references for the major codes but its nice to have the muni parking and moving violations handy and well as a quick reference to criminal code to narrow down the section for the actual verbage on the complaint. 


I was looking to expand the database to include other municipalities but may not be a fit for everyone i guess. Thanks for the insight!

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Been LEO for 5 years for a decent sized (1800+ officer) municipality. I dont really rely on references for the major codes but its nice to have the muni parking and moving violations handy and well as a quick reference to criminal code to narrow down the section for the actual verbage on the complaint. 


I was looking to expand the database to include other municipalities but may not be a fit for everyone i guess. Thanks for the insight!



Well, like I said..... I don't know how it is done in your state.  In California, the California Vehicle code covers all laws related to vehicles including moving violations.  If we cite, we use these laws.  The CVC also covers non-moving offenses such as parking.  Since we might cite parked vehicles in one of two cities my department patrols or in some county areas we also patrol, our parking cites have CVC laws.  Both of those cities and the county have their own municipal code sections (different from each other) for similar or same offences which may be substituted in lieu of the CVC section and in the past we have had and used their cites.  But all moving violations are cited using the CVC.

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I gotcha. We would be similiar to those two municipalities that you described. We have our own muni sections with same/similar codes as the state O.R.C. We can technically use either/or. Do they have a manageable list posted online anywhere? 

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Here you go...


 h t t p ://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes.xhtml


 h t t p ://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&vid=amlegal:lamc_ca


Here are the two websites that cover the bulk of what I think you were asking for...  one is maintained by the CA State Legislature, the other is sponsored by Los Angeles City.


Here we just buy a $12 pocket reference book that has Penal, Vehicle, Health, Municipal codes all cross-referenced by code or key-word description.  I get a new one every few years, I think the one I got last year was my fifth one... weapon sections were all renumbered so had to buy a new one


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Thanks all for the help!


MetroRW30, is there somewhere I can buy one of those reference books?

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gorsky7 says ...



Thanks all for the help!


MetroRW30, is there somewhere I can buy one of those reference books?



Are you in California?  Here in California, these books or Qwik Codes are available at local police uniform and supply stores.  Check your local police supply stores.

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gorsky7 says ...



I gotcha. We would be similiar to those two municipalities that you described. We have our own muni sections with same/similar codes as the state O.R.C. We can technically use either/or. Do they have a manageable list posted online anywhere? 



Similar reference booklets are the result of similar quests to condense the most used laws in your state into smaller books to make it more manageable for the street cop.  In California you have the Penal Codes and Vehicle Codes, each with it's own huge book.


 


Similar Books are available for such laws more specific to Health and Safety codes, Welfare Institutions Codes, Fish and Game Code, Education Codes, etc and the list goes on and on.  Too many books for any one officer to use effectively in his or her patrol car.  Lawtech Publishing took these two books in California and condensed them down into smaller books.  The two books also includes commonly used sections of H&S codes, Business and Professions Codes, Fish and Game Codes, Welfare and Institutions Codes and Education Codes.


 and  These books are much smaller but still big.  So they took these and made pamphlet versions that narrow the scope a little further.  They fit nicely in the war bag inside of the trunk of your unit.


 and  which fit nicely into a cite book and are available at police uniform and supply stores.  They DO NOT include local city or county municipal codes.  As stated by others, local city or county municipal code vary from one municipality to another and are specific to that one municipality.  They are usually available on line at the city or county web sites and may be in booklet form if that municipality chose to make it available to the police department, sheriff's department or city or county code enforcement department(s) within those municipalities.


Back to the Lawtech books and Qwik Code pamphlets, they do say California Edition.  You may want to check on their web site if they are available in your state or for the rest of the 49 states.


 

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Thanks for the help! I am in Ohio and we have the same type of books for the state codes.

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Looks like you have a winning idea.  I wonder if it worries you a little to publicize your creative concept in advance of producing a 'prototype'???

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gorsky7 says ...



Thanks for the help! I am in Ohio and we have the same type of books for the state codes.



You'll be on your own then with the muni codes.