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10 Tips for Ride-Alongs

Dr. Richard Weinblatt

8) Shotgun Release

Much like the radio, the officer may show you how to use the shotgun release in case events break bad and help from you is needed.  Don’t be like a certain ride-along that kept playing with the shotgun release during a call.  Pushing the button and moving the shotgun repeatedly will make for a very nervous officer.  It’s best to trip the release only when the two of you really need you to do so.

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