What are some tips and tricks you've learned as a police officer that you believe more people should know?

Be polite, listen to instructions carefully, and say little else other than your name, address and other identifying data. Answer questions if you must with

My car was broken into but nothing was broken or stolen. What do I do?

Depending on where you live, usually there's a law enforcement non-emergency number you can call to report it. Depending on the the police department, they'll either record it for their records, send someone to do a more detailed report (which I can't see any point

Are cop cars bulletproof?

The answer is actually YES... in a way. While Ford had it as an ‘option' its pretty much become a standard, while most dept, CAN OPT OUT in the building of the Interceptors, (BE IT THE SEDAN [ Taurus} or Utility [Explorer]) I here that its

What is the most unethical thing you've known a police officer to do?

That's a difficult question for me to answer without this explanation as to why: I don't believe in the theory that one bad act is more unethical than the next. In other words, I think ethics are black and white - there is no gray area, and there is never such

As a police officer, what psychological tricks did you need to use on a suspect? What was the situation?

Played the heart strings to get what I supposedly wanted... it worked and it cost them $25,000 in fines.Running a rolling sting for the EPA to find shops that illegally certify vehicles that clearly should fail an emissions test... equipped with fake registration, and related paperwork, I acted like

Do the police legally have the right to tap your phone based purely on suspicion?

Generally speaking, a warrant would be required for the police to "tap" your phone, although you do not need to be notified that it has been issued or that they are surveilling you.

Are cop cars bulletproof?

The answer is actually YES... in a way. While Ford had it as an ‘option' its pretty much become a standard, while most dept, CAN OPT OUT in the building of the Interceptors, (BE IT THE SEDAN [ Taurus} or Utility [Explorer]) I here that its

Are cop cars bulletproof?

The answer is actually YES... in a way. While Ford had it as an ‘option' its pretty much become a standard, while most dept, CAN OPT OUT in the building of the Interceptors, (BE IT THE SEDAN [ Taurus} or Utility [Explorer]) I here that its

Are cop cars bulletproof?

The answer is actually YES... in a way. While Ford had it as an ‘option' its pretty much become a standard, while most dept, CAN OPT OUT in the building of the Interceptors, (BE IT THE SEDAN [ Taurus} or Utility [Explorer]) I here that its

Do the police legally have the right to tap your phone based purely on suspicion?

Generally speaking, a warrant would be required for the police to "tap" your phone, although you do not need to be notified that it has been issued or that they are surveilling you.

How many different government agencies can arrest people?

There are roughly 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States. This includes everything from Customs and Border Protection (the largest, with 45,000+ sworn officers) to the approximately 3,000 local police and sheriff's departments with only one full-time sworn employee. Every one of them employs people who can make arrests.

Does the U.S government enforce anti trust laws?

Rarely. Matthew Daneman was correct as far as he went, but he did not go far enough. Ronald Reagan

Why do police always 'shoot to kill', when incapacitating a subject might be an option, do we just not hear about when this happens?

Police are never trained to ‘shoot to kill'. We are trained to shoot to stop the threat. Once the threat to ourselves and others is no longer present then we move onto secondary actions, such as providing medical attention to anyone in need (including the suspect). Police are

If a person finds a dead body and doesn't notify the police, is it against the law?

I find dead bodies all the time and don't bother the police. In fact, yesterday, I found about a half dozen, laying beside the road. The police don't care unless it's a person's body. Then, it's only MONEY to them. Well, unless they killed the person. Then they really

What are some of your guilty pleasures as a cop?

Every once in awhile I'd pull over a young person driving on a learner's permit. It was, of course just luck, as there was no way to know before the stop was made. It was almost always for speeding, but there were a couple

What is the most embarrassing thing that happened to you when you got pulled over by police?

I got pulled over for going 76 in a 55 mph zone. The officer was sitting on top of an overpass bridge and I didn't notice him.When he pulled me over I was angry and told him how wrong he was about my speed and

Why do police always 'shoot to kill', when incapacitating a subject might be an option, do we just not hear about when this happens?

Police are never trained to ‘shoot to kill'. We are trained to shoot to stop the threat. Once the threat to ourselves and others is no longer present then we move onto secondary actions, such as providing medical attention to anyone in need (including the suspect). Police are

As a police officer, have you ever made your police chief mad?

What officer hasn't?I took a LOT of heat from my sergeant AND the sheriff over following the orders of my supervisor in this incident:Jerry Goodson's answer to As a police officer, what is one instance where you couldn't decide whether to arrest someone or let them go?In another incident, I was working lake patrol when a

As a police officer, have you ever had a gun pointed at you? What was going through your mind?

Around about 1979 I was a Special Police Officer for a retail department store. I worked in plain clothes and walked around the store looking for shoplifters. I had handcuffs and a radio. I probably had mace (pre-pepper spray days) but I did NOT have a gun.With the

As a police officer have you ever caught someone doing something embarrassing?

I get dispatched to a specific address. As a sergeant I know right away it has to be someone complaining about one of my officers. So I get to the door and I'm greeted by a woman in her 40s with a friendly smile which is not what I'm expecting. I introduce myself and ask

Have you ever witnessed an assault on a police officer?

Sure. On myself and on fellow officers. Remember, an assault is a threat to do violence and battery is committing the actual violence.

As a police officer, have you ever broken the law?

All the time, routinely even. I remember driving my son to a cub scout meeting when he was around 9 years old. He had a very well developed sense of right and wrong. There was a traffic signal coming up on the highway and it was equipped with the yellow

Have you ever had an affair with a police officer?

I did once , he was a detective , to be honest I had no idea that he was married or that he was completely nuts .When I found out about his secret life , I broke it off immediately , then he started stalking me , the guy was seriously scary !!I would be driving and out

Have you ever experienced racism from a police officer?

I've never been subjected to racism by a cop. My experience with racism happened in college.But, cops have treated me just as unjustly for simply knowing the law and asking them to follow the law. The term is ‘Contempt of Cop.' It is when one does

Has a police officer ever given you a tremendous break?

Yes, more than once. Respond respectfully, don't give the usual "I didn't do anything wrong" attitude, and accept responsibility. That's often enough to get you back on your way with a warning, though obviously not always.In more than a million miles of driving over the past 25 years, I have never received a moving violation,

What should I do when I get pulled over by a law enforcement officer?

Let's just run through the steps.First, as soon as the lights come on, pull over to the side of the road, if there is not space to pull over then slow and turn on your hazards then pull over when you can.Once you're pulled over, turn the

Have you or someone else you've witnessed ever provoked a police officer?

I have (when I was younger) as did a few of my friends.A buddy of mine, a full blood Native American we called

How to report a police officer

If the police officer committed a crime, I suggest you keep the option of your local Crime Stoppers in mind. Hopefully they have a website where you can file a report online. This would hopefully be a report that the police could not alter or make

As a police officer, have you ever had a personal vendetta against a certain criminal?

Vendetta is too strong a word for the story I am about to tell you. Maybe

Have you ever flashed a Police officer?

I've never dated a police officer. I've also never been in a position during which I would come to the irrational conclusion that flashing a police officer may get me out of whatever deep hole I just put myself in. I also fully believe that I have more integrity than that. If I

Have you ever been caught by a police officer for urinating in public?

We were driving thru an upper class suburb as teenagers and we were drinking. We needed to pee,so we pulled over in apartment complex and all 4 of us got out and peed. The one girl stayed in car. A police car drove by on the adjacent street and we quickly

As a police officer/corrections officer, what's the most extreme thing you've ever experienced in a prison?

Several ...An inmate killed with a homemade knife - cut open from his navel to his throat. Died within minutes. All over a card game bet.Another : a male diabetic inmate who went into insulin shock. Unaware of his physical condition and believing he was simply asleep, a group of inmates were able to fool the guards and proceeded

Police officers, have you ever had a stalker?

Yes, but a different kind of stalker. A lot of cops (especially younger outgoing male cops) draw the attention of a number of people, no least of which are ladies seeking companionship and/or a relationship. All well and good because sometimes the attraction is mutual, but there are some occasions where the attraction can and does morph into a

Have you ever caught a police officer lying to you?

Yes I have, he was my lieutenant, and he was later my chief. He was not a particularly honest man.There was a local restaurant and bar in town that had been in business for over 30 years, and had been started and run by a local

Has a police officer ever hit you?

Please Dont bug me with requests Rahul. But the answer is ~ 50%.A skinny tosser 150 lb plain clothes kneeled on my bollocks one night in the station over a routine stop and fill the cells up evening. ( both excessive) I had to just go with

As a police officer have you ever lied on your police reports?

Are you serious? Do you really expect a past or present Police Officer to actually admit to breaking the law? First it's ridiculous to ask, second if they had they certainly would not open up on a social networking site to come clean and ask for forgiveness.As a recovering

As a police officer, have you ever had a relationship with a criminal?

As someone who has been convicted of criminal acts, I maintain several friendships with active police officers and I dated one of them for several months. Our romantic relationship ended when we agreed we were better as friends than as a couple and had nothing to do with my criminal record.

Do I file assault charges on a police officer who left bruises on my arm? I wasn't the reason why the police officer was called out.

It depends on the circumstances. If you got in the way of an investigation even though you're not the one being investigatedan officer has the right to move you out of the way even if you're just a witness. It's called interfering with an investigation or obstructing an officer. Just because an

As a police officer, have you ever caught a hit and run?

Have I ever caught a hit and run...?I have a couple of stories, and an honorable mention.One night, we were patrolling...minding our own business. We see a car up ahead stop for the red light, making a left. What was unusual was that the car

As a police officer, have you ever delivered a baby?

Yes, if you follow me on here you will see where I recall delivering a little boy when I first started as a civilian law enforcement officer. In my career in law enforcement I have delivered 3 babies under emergency circumstances and as an EMT I have delivered 4 children in

Can you flirt with a police officer?

I was working security at a public outdoor function when a very attractive young lady walked up to me, smiled, and surprised me by saying

As a police officer, have you ever investigated someone you knew?

I'd be a fool to undertake an investigation like that. I would move it to another party and stay away from it. If I was chief, I'd refer it to another agency.When I was chief of a small town, our Fire Chief and her teenaged daughter were both frequent flyers in

As a police officer or EMT, what is the most loving event you have ever witnessed?

I work in an area that has a high proportion of elderly people. To see the bond and love between these people who have been together for so many years is incredible. To see elderly husbands and wives struggling to look

When do police officers need to write a report?

All the damn time!!! Every action you take needs to be documented. E.V.E.R.Y! It's worse than a personal daily dairy since it has to be all T.R.U.E!!! Get caught FICTIONALIZING anything and it W.I.L.L. come back to get you in the A.S.S.!!! If there aren't any or few entries, they

As a police officer, have you ever pulled someone you knew over?

Yes, several times.I was a cop in the county where I grew up and one of my beats early on included the area where I lived when in elementary and high school. A few times someone would claim to recognize me (or more likely my last name since it's