Podcast Quick Clip: 4 tactical tips for conducting safe traffic stops

Conducting a traffic stop entails a good amount of forethought


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In this quick clip, Jim Dudley and Doug Wyllie offer some safety reminders for traffic stops. Officers have to be tactical about the location of the stop, and calling in the stop to dispatch. Does the situation call for a passenger-side approach? What’s happening with the tail lights? The right turn signal still blinking could be an indicator that the driver is thinking so hard about what he’s going to do next that he forgot to turn it off. The brake lights remaining on may indicate the driver is going to slam it into drive and take off.

Listen to these considerations and more, and be sure to stay tuned for the full episode of the Policing Matters podcast on Friday.

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In the Policing Matters Podcast, PoliceOne Editor in Chief Doug Wyllie and San Francisco Deputy Chief Jim Dudley (ret.) discuss current news, offer advice, thoughts, tips and laughs for officers. Have a topic you want discussed on the show? Send your comments and suggestions to policingmatters@policeone.com, and tune in every other Friday for a new episode. Policing Matters is available for download on SoundCloud and via RSS feed.

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