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Speed Enforcement

Informed

Note: Always ensure officer safety

The officer should choose a location to initiate the traffic stop that will provide, as much as possible, a safe environment for the driver and law enforcement officer.

1. Tracking History

The most essential component of speed enforcement & courtroom testimony

Visual observation & estimation

Audio confirmation

Device corroboration

2. Visual Observation

Target identification

Estimation of target speed

Estimation of distance to target

Check environment

3. Audio Confirmation

Pitch of audio

Clarity of audio


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    BAITCATCHER06

    over 5 years ago

    18 Comments

    I LIKE... WISH THERE WAS MORE DETAILS THOUGH.

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    wolfspirit

    over 5 years ago

    36 Comments

    hmmm.. wish it was a little more detailed.

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    Anonymous

    over 5 years ago

    I used radar, I would make an independent observation, then click the radar on. We were required to be tested every year. What was done was we were placed in the operators seat with the speedometer blocked from our view. We then had to make independant estimates of cars while sitting and moving. In order to pass you had to be 3-5 mph correct. We received certification and this was a tool during testimony in trials.

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    Sgtaircop_one

    about 6 years ago

    408 Comments

    I visualize, then pace, I don't use radar. Most streets near my beat are not surveyed for radar

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    rwhite

    about 6 years ago

    728 Comments

    I have worked in VA and now work in NC thats the way both states do it.

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    jacksond

    about 6 years ago

    906 Comments

    that's va all the way

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    bad_LT

    about 6 years ago

    2374 Comments

    Thats how we do it here in Virginia

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    bsmedmpa

    about 6 years ago

    254 Comments

    CA/AHP, I couldn't agree with you more!!! LOL But we all know so many just point, read, and then write!

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    Anonymous

    about 6 years ago

    CAtrooper is right (spoken like a true trooper, *sniff*, I'm so proud). It's more than just pointing the radar gun and looking for the screen to tell you something.

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    Anonymous

    about 6 years ago

    You can tell which ones do when they are testifyng in court!

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    bsmedmpa

    about 6 years ago

    254 Comments

    Like coppers actually do this stuff LOL

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    hbg522

    about 6 years ago

    7006 Comments

    agree good refresher

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    1shot1kill

    about 6 years ago

    78 Comments

    good refresher

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