Police Officer Stopping The Vehicle

Strengthening The Citizen and Law Enforcement Partnership at The Traffic Stop:
Professionalism is a Two-Way Street




Part I: Practices for Traffic Law Enforcement Officers

Blue BulletDuring Typical Stops
Blue BulletSpecial Conditions
Blue BulletConfrontational Drivers
Blue BulletDuring Suspicious or Felonious Stops
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Part II: Practices for Drivers

Blue BulletWhy Officers Conduct
Blue BulletTraffic Stops Are Dangerous

Blue BulletWhat Can You Do?




We would like to thank the many organizations that contributed to the development of these guidelines by providing us with their best practices. These organizations and their respective publications include: What To Do When Stopped By the Police, Erie County, NY, Chiefs of Police Association; We’re On Your Side, Ohio State Highway Patrol; What Happens if a Police Officer Stops Your Vehicle?, New Castle County Police and City of Wilmington Police, DE; The Law and You: Guidelines for Interacting with Law Enforcement Officials, produced jointly by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), and the Allstate Insurance Company.