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The Traffic Enforcement / Highway Patrol topic area serves as a resource for the latest developments in traffic enforcement tactics and techniques. The open road affords many opportunities to catch wanted felons, help stranded motorist, and without proper protection, injure or kill the peacekeepers who patrol those highways and byways.
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Conducting a felony traffic stop? 5 tips for a safe arrest

Conducting a felony traffic stop? 5 tips for a safe arrest

Keep these pointers in mind, practice for success, and remember the goal is to put the bad guys in jail by safely using sound tactics you’ve trained in. - Full Story

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Police History: How Trooper Charlie Hanger caught the Oklahoma City bomber

Police History: How Trooper Charlie Hanger caught the Oklahoma City bomber

Thousands who have been left behind with gaping holes in their hearts from the events of April 19, 1995 may take some consolation in knowing that one cop made and incredible impact with one traffic stop. - Full Story

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How traffic cops can defend against 3 common attacks on a traffic citation

How traffic cops can defend against 3 common attacks on a traffic citation

Whatever violations you’re enforcing — or crimes you’re investigating — think about possible common defenses and address them up front so you and the prosecutor won’t be surprised by them in court. - Full Story

Columns

A veteran motor officer’s guide to traffic court testimony Jason Hoschouer - Motors and Monies

A veteran motor officer’s guide to traffic court testimony

Traffic court isn’t personal and you aren’t there to represent yourself — you are there as a representative of your department and your state — so try to use these seven keys to making the best of every appearance - Full Story

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The truth about police use of LPRs: What citizens need to know Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

The truth about police use of LPRs: What citizens need to know

It is incumbent on agencies that successfully use this technology to further inform a suspicious public about the benefits of these devices - Full Story

Videos

Reality Training: Surviving a high-risk traffic stop

For the week of September 12, we're reviewing the Roll Call Reality Training segment in which Dave Smith shows clips from the fatal felony traffic stop involving two Truman, Ark. officers that illustrates why traffic stops should never be treated as 'routine.'

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Tough Va. DUI laws lead to drop in crashes, deaths

Ten years ago, local lawmakers looked at a high-profile DUI case, listened to law enforcement and said, "Enough is enough" - Full Story

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Video: DUI suspect strikes cop directing traffic, scuffle ensues

Video: DUI suspect strikes cop directing traffic, scuffle ensues

Officer was injured Tuesday after being struck by a vehicle while directing traffic after a multi-car accident - Full Story

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Former RCMP officer invents marijuana breathalyzer

A former British Columbia RCMP officer has co-invented a marijuana breathalyzer he hopes will eventually be used to catch intoxicated motorists - Full Story

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Ill. bans police ticket quotas

Law prevents departments from assigning an officer a specific amount of citations to issue and also stops them from comparing officers based on tickets - Full Story



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