Getting pulled over on the road for speeding is inconvenient and incredibly frustrating. Most people have enough to worry about and pay for, so an extra ticket that costs hundreds of dollars is simply a nuisance. One thing that you do not want to do when pulled over is seem disrespectful. Even though you might be annoyed that you are getting a ticket, remember that the police officer who pulled you over is simply doing their job to make the roads Read the rest of this entry »
Most law enforcement officers are upstanding and honest in their work. The public does not have to fear for their own personal safety and integrity when they are questioned or detained by police. However, some instances of questionable police behavior have been reported. Police officers who do not regard their duties with the utmost respect may violate the limits of authority entrusted to them. When this happens, the public may have recourse to have these officers dismissed from duty.
Some instances of this authoritative abuse include recent stories surrounding immigrants being abused in New York City. Read the rest of this entry »
When you see blue lights in the rearview mirror, you know that the inevitable is coming. You are about to talk with a police officer who might not be friendly. However, there are some officers who are the friendliest people you will ever meet. There are a few basic tips to remember if you are ever stopped. The first thing to do is pull over immediately. If it is dark, then you need to find a Read the rest of this entry »
Your local law enforcement agency works hard to keep your community safe. These agencies spend many hours training their officers to protect citizens. Most agencies require their officers to become certified before patrolling the streets. Officers patrol your community and look for signs of crime. They also reduce the number of car accidents by setting up their radars to ticket offenders. If there were no officers on the streets, then your community would not be protected against criminals. They must Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you have aspirations of someday becoming a police officer or are simply curious about the field of law enforcement, the fact remains that all police officers in the United States must go though rigorous training in order to obtain their jobs as officers of the law. For starters, after a lengthy process to even be considered for the job, all officers must go through a training academy, which typically last for several months.
The academy is a full time job in itself, often lasting for eight or more hours per day. It includes Read the rest of this entry »
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