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.
Lubbock Police Officer Philip Standefer's quick actions as he pulled a woman from the path of an approaching squad car that had been slammed into by a drunk driver. (PoliceOne Image) Putting his life on the line
Unlike alcohol, marijuana stays in the blood long after the high wears off a few hours after use, and there is no quick test to determine someone's level of impairment. (AP Photo) Difficult to pinpoint impairment