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Traffic Stop Survival

Feb 16, 2015 in Driving & Roadway & Law Enforcement Today
By Scott Hughes

Nov. 11, 2013, started out as a typical third shift for Officer Dave Leighty of the Westerville, Ohio, Police Department. He observed a 2004 Ford Taurus failing to display a license plate light shortly after 1:00 a.m. Leighty followed the car, ran the license plate, and learned that the registered owner had a suspended driver’s license.Leighty notified dispatch and activated his overhead lights. The violator pulled over on Polaris Parkway n... Full Article »

Traffic Stop Survival

Nov 12, 2014 in Officer Safety & Survival & Training
By Scott Hughes

Traffic stops are undoubtedly the most common task performed by police officers. Unfortunately, because these encounters are frequently uneventful, officers become that infamous c-word: complacent! Despite telling officers that there’s no such thing as routine, we find ourselves treating traffic stops as just that. And, again, there is no such thing as routine!During my Tactics in Traffic (TNT) Course I stress several things with the hopes ... Full Article »

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