What to do when stopped by a police officer?
There are many different reasons why you might be stopped by a police officer. Whatever the reason, the officer needs your cooperation.


•The police may want to warn you about a potentially dangerous situation.
•You may have committed a traffic violation.
•Your vehicle may match the description of one used in a criminal act.
•The officer might think you are in trouble and need help.
•You may have witnessed a crime.


If you are stopped by the police while driving, you may feel confused, anxious or even angry.These are natural feelings, but remember, traffic stops can also be stressful and dangerous for the police officer. Each year, a number of law enforcement officers are killed or seriously injured while making the "routine" traffic stop. Police officers are especially vulnerable during the hours of darkness.


Remember: Be courteous and cooperative in any stop by the police. If you are courteous and cooperative, they will respond in kind.

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