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    Quick question for you all..

    I was recently on a ride along with my local police department (Howard County, Maryland) and we stopped a gentlemen who was suspected of drunk driving. After a brief F.S.T. The officer arrested the man for the obvious; driving over the legal limit (.08) Anyway, when we were about to take the guy to central booking, the officer radioed to dispatch and said something along the lines of "starting mileage 90, 237". I knew he was giving dispatch the odometer reading. So my question is, why is it that when an officer arrest someone and transports them to a location, they tell dispatch what their starting mileage is?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Time in transit along with mileage will prove that the officer made no unwarranted stops.

    Most officers only do this with arrestees of the opposite sex---------------for obvious reasons


    Some agencies might do this per policy on any arrests/transports.
    Since some people need to be told by notes in crayon .......Don't PM me with without prior permission. If you can't discuss the situation in the open forum ----it must not be that important

    My new word for the day is FOCUS, when someone irritates you tell them to FOCUS

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    • #3
      Especially important when transporting a prisoner of the opposite sex.

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      • #4
        makes perfect sense. Thank You!

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        • #5
          Department policy for opposite sex prisoner's
          "Naw officer, I was hanging with my cousin"

          "Sooo, real cousin or play cousins ?"

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          I'm thinking a battalion of menstruating bearded women could kick some serious booty!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by USMARINE View Post
            Department policy for opposite sex prisoner's
            But nowadays, who freaking knows?
            Pete Malloy, "The only thing black and white about this job is the car."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by OneAdam12 View Post
              But nowadays, who freaking knows?
              Which might be the reason that some departments are just plain making mileage calls standard all the time.
              Since some people need to be told by notes in crayon .......Don't PM me with without prior permission. If you can't discuss the situation in the open forum ----it must not be that important

              My new word for the day is FOCUS, when someone irritates you tell them to FOCUS

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              • #8
                We call mileage in for everybody.

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                • #9
                  We are supposed to. Seems pointless to me, there are three different routes I can take to the jail, one is quicker but more miles, one has less miles, ect (you get the idea)

                  These days I just record my entire transport.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by OneAdam12 View Post
                    But nowadays, who freaking knows?
                    Exactly! All transports start out. "Dispatch en route to county with (# of subjects) trip reset 0"

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                    • #11
                      Pretty much anytime you transport someone in the car that is not a sworn or civilian member of the dept.

                      Might not be as critical these days with the GPS tracking systems that many depts. have, but old habits die hard....
                      "The wicked flee when no man pursueth
                      but the righteous are bold as a lion"

                      Proverbs 28:1, inscription beneath NLEOM lion.sigpic

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                      • #12
                        It is done primarily for transporting people of the opposite sex and for juveniles at my agency. I also turn the squad cam around backwards so when they start hitting their head off the partition they can't say I beat them because I have digital proof of how they got their injuries.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dingo990 View Post
                          These days I just record my entire transport.
                          +1. Yup, yup.
                          Sometimes, doing the right thing means p***ing off the bosses.

                          "And shepherds we shall be, for thee my lord for thee."

                          Originally posted by dontknowwhy
                          I still think troopers and deputies who work in the middle of no where with essentially no back up are the 'men among men' of the LEO world.
                          Originally posted by weinerdog2000
                          as far as your social experiment, if we cant film you then you cant film us, we will arrest you for obstruction of our freedom.

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                          • #14
                            I'm wondering how much longer we'll hafta be calling the starting and ending mileage out with the GPS in cars. My dept finally got GPS installed in all our units this year but still, we call everything out over da air. But I ain't gonna be the one that complains, there are some things just worth doing and not causing fuss over.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mookster View Post
                              I'm wondering how much longer we'll hafta be calling the starting and ending mileage out with the GPS in cars. My dept finally got GPS installed in all our units this year but still, we call everything out over da air. But I ain't gonna be the one that complains, there are some things just worth doing and not causing fuss over.
                              Being that GPS can fail and at times does provide inaccurate info, I'd still call my mileage for "CYA" purposes.
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