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Understanding the behavior and ideology of sovereign citizens is crucial for ensuring the safety of law enforcement officers, especially during traffic stops
In a recent case, the court determines whether a traffic stop was legally extended based on reasonable suspicion
Redefining the landscape of traffic enforcement in a society increasingly focused on police reform and community safety
“Trooper Isaiah “Doesn’t Miss Leg Day” Lemasters was able to move this traffic hazard off the roadway for you,” the Missouri State Highway Patrol posted on X
The driver was taken into custody after stealing the truck at a gas station and driving the rig with no front tires
Trooper First Class Chase Redner had been with the Georgia State Patrol since graduating from the academy in 2017
“The surge of crime and violence that we are seeing in our streets is completely unacceptable,” said Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao. “The City of Oakland is hard at work turning the tide”
Kansas Highway Patrol K-9 Igor spent several days in the ICU after the incident and was able to return home and recover
An independent review was conducted after a 2018 report claimed more than 100 troopers had falsified racial profiling data; the review found most “falsified” records were unintentional errors
The bill would prevent officers from pulling over motorists for reasons such as driving with an expired registration sticker, various equipment failures and driving without a seat belt
Trooper Jimmy Cenescar was killed when his vehicle exited the roadway and hit an embankment while he was trying to conduct a traffic stop
The $100,000 grant is expected to allow Portland police to more than double the number of enforcement missions they undertake
The trooper was standing on the passenger side of the stopped vehicle and speaking with the driver, when another car side swiped the stopped vehicle
Staff Sgt. Jesse Sherrill was killed in 2021 while working at the site of an overnight paving project
The Atlanta PD changed its policy and the South Fulton city council passed a resolution no longer allowing the arrests after a man died when a TASER was deployed at him
The trooper was sitting in the driver’s seat when a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old boy drifted off the road and hit the police cruiser that was parked on the right shoulder
The money will be used for educational resources regarding speeding and bike and pedestrian safety, as well as road safety testing
Police Recruitment
“Cadets” will document an academy class’s six-month training journey; it will be released on Jan. 17
How policies and training empower effective enforcement in San Diego
The law is expected to dampen the effectiveness of “pretextual stops;" the law will also require all agencies to track whether officers who stop drivers are complying with the law
We have several options that may help keep our streets and highways safer for pedestrians, drivers and cops
The stolen vehicle slammed into an Uber van while driving the wrong way on a freeway, killing 3 people inside
“He had no concern for traffic and no regard for our traffic safety laws,” Detective Sgt. Bob Jones said
Please indicate the scenarios where a vehicle pursuit is deemed permissible by selecting the appropriate options below
The troopers, identified as Michael Abbate and Alberto Felix, were both husbands and fathers
In one body camera video, a trooper and bystanders run toward an SUV to pull a person to safety
Always be prepared for questions about your agency’s traffic stop responses, policy and patrol officer training
The injunction bans a technique wherein troopers would step away from the car, ending the official stop, and then immediately return to ask more questions on a “voluntary” basis
“We will be able to increase our efforts in making our roads safer for everyone and focus on critical areas such as distracted driving, impaired driving and speeding,” Lt. Jason Bolfango said