Full list of Traffic Stop results
Reality Training: An officer's close call during a traffic stop– 1
In this episode of Reality Training, Dave Smith reviews footage of an officer's close call during a traffic stop and highlights key tips for winning a similar confrontation.
Reality Training: Officer-involved shooting during a traffic stop– 4
In this episode of Reality Training, Dave Smith reviews footage of a traffic stop that serves as an excellent example of taking the passenger-side approach, maintaining control after shots are fired, and more.
Reality Training: Officer safety on an active roadway–
Cops spend a lot of time on the roadway both in and out of their vehicles. As a result, it's very easy to get complacent - and complacency can be deadly. In this episode of Reality Training, Dave Smith offers tips for staying safe on the road.
Reality Training: Disengaging from a vehicle– 2
Dave Smith provides tips to reduce your risk of being dragged by a vehicle during a traffic stop.
Reality Training: How to refresh your risk thermostat– 3
Routine hurts our ability to sense and assess risk. In this episode of Reality Training, Dave Smith provides tips and strategies for refreshing your "risk thermostat" in order to stay safe and vigilant on the job.
Reality Training: Distance and cover–
A harrowing gun battle provides key lessons for officers on proper use of cover, when to initiate first aid, and transitioning from less lethal to deadly force.
Reality Training: A motorist assist gone bad– 1
A bad guy's car can break down too. Footage of a motorist assist stop that erupted in gunfire underscores why you must remain vigilant at all times on the job. Dave Smith analyzes the footage and highlights the great tactics on display by the officer, including his use of the passenger side approach.
What do citizens need to know about their Miranda rights?–
There are some common myths about Miranda rights you need to know.
Reality Training: How do you control the driver during a traffic stop?– 2
A traffic stop that escalated into a struggle and a shooting serves as a strong reminder of how quickly these incidents can spiral out of control. Dave Smith offers key tips for controlling the driver you've pulled over.
Reality Training: 4 traffic stop safety tips– 3
Traffic stops are one of the most common activities in law enforcement, but don't let familiarity cause you to get too comfortable. Dave Smith reviews footage of a stop that quickly erupted in gunfire and provides four key safety tips.
Pacman Jones arrest: 'I hope you die'– 1
Cincinnati police released a video on Monday showing Jones' behavior in the back seat of a police car as he was taken to jail on Jan.3.
Ill. trooper hit by drunk driver–
Trooper Michael Cokins suffered sixteen broken bones and underwent eight surgeries after a chronic drunken driver struck and nearly killed him.
Reality Training: 4 tips for a safe approach and cover– 11
An Ohio traffic stop that erupted in gunfire serves as a strong reminder of why you should carefully consider your positioning and approach when dealing with a suspect.
Reality Training: Never expect a safe environment– 1
We all know there's no such thing as a routine traffic stop, but the feeling of security that comes with what appears to be a "safe" environment can sometimes be hard to ignore. Dave Smith reviews a harrowing incident out of Oklahoma that began as a minor stop of a family on a quiet road and ended with a third party sneaking up behind the officer and attacking him with a pair of scissors.
Reality Training: Deploying spike strips? Expect the unexpected–
The use of spike strips can be an effective way to stop a subject, but there are key safety steps officers must follow in order to avoid getting injured while deploying them. Dave Smith reviews a bizarre incident out of Oklahoma that underscores the importance of expecting the unexpected when stopping a fleeing subject.
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