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  • 11b101abn
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    They get about as much favor from me as those useless Blue Line stickers do.

    As far as attitude, it can generally determine the outcome of the stop. That bigger an a*****e someone is, the more polite I become. That will generally kill their case in traffic court.

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  • firemanjb
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  • firemanjb
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    Originally posted by rx8rider
    Just wandering whether you guys ever cut people some slack when you see the FOP sticker on their plate or on the window?
    Also, what's the best thing one can do when stopped (for whatever reason)? How much does attidude (good and bad) count and what are honestly the best responses (is ignorance and denial bad or does telling the truth count for anything)?
    If I stop you, you are probably getting a ticket. If you are honest and polite, I will explain to you what your options are, including how to get equipment violations dropped. If you lie and are rude or abusive, I may find additional charges...possibly even one that is arrestable. Then you'll go to jail and have your car towed.

    As someone else noted, either way you may get a ticket, but it is much more pleasant for both of us if you are polite and honest.

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  • eddog0415
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  • eddog0415
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    Not sure if you are only talking about citizens with those stickers or not but here is my opionion on cops having there Union Sticker or somthing along those lines on their personal vehicles.
    Why cops put those stickers on their personal vehicle is beyond me. It has to be the dumbest thing. Why do you want the general public to know your a copper when you are off duty? Also, criminals see those and figure there may be guns, badges, vests, or anything else they think cops may have,in their vehicles. Last summer, i spree of car poppers just targeted vehicles with the stupid Police Union stickers on em. I HAVE NEVER, AND WILL NEVER PUT A POLICE STICKER ON MY CAR. ( I give em to my mother-in-law).
    Besides, i have a badge in my wallet, that ALWAYS gets me out of a ticket.
    BTW, if i see a vehicle with several stickers like that on it, i always stop them just to see exactly what they are trying to prove, cop or not.

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  • Bill
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  • Bill
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    With all the PBA and FLOP cards in NJ, I could care less about a FLOP sticker. Stickers mean nothing and I don't pay any attention to them at all. 80% of NJ is PBA anyway, not the FLOP.

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  • harnettlawman
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  • harnettlawman
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    Ignorance and denial is bad because that shows you are incompetent. You have a driver's license, so you know what you are doing. The speed limit is always posted in some shape or form and your responsibility to pay attention to the signs.

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  • harnettlawman
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  • harnettlawman
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    Be very polite and don't argue with the officer over anything. Answer his questions truthfully and realize that he has a job to do.
    If there is any problems, it will be found out in court.

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  • MBD
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  • MBD
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    My last arrest came from a 19 year-old who was OVI, had 3 empty beer cans, 2 full beer cans and a nearly empty whiskey bottle in his vehicle. He also had an FOP supporter sticker on the rear window.

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  • 10 FORTY 3
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  • 10 FORTY 3
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    If the person is a true FOP or LEO supporter, then 9 times out of 10 you will never be stopping these folks because they OBEY THE LAW!! Like it was previously mentioned, one of the first things taught in traffic enforcement classes is that people will attempt to "fool" cops with those thin blue line stickers and all that mess.

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  • TGM
    Former State Trooper

  • TGM
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    This is one concept that is hard for non LEOs to understand...

    The first thing I think of when I see a car with police organization stickers is that the driver is a wanna-be, or someone who speeds on a regular basis and wants to curry favor. The only exception to this rule is the local Houston Police Union stickers, however they are not obvious law enforcement stickers at first glance, and even they are only on LEO family member cars and 1st year officers.

    My car has a small local fire department sticker (I am a volunteer), and an AOPA sticker (Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association - I am a pilot).

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  • RBrodowski
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  • RBrodowski
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    I've seen people say, "Comeon, give me a break, I donate to the FOP!" Well too bad I'm not a member of the FOP :P.

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  • t150vsuptpr
    Hell on Wheels

  • t150vsuptpr
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    Stickers, any LE oriented stickers at all, mean only one thing .... they are trying to get on my better side now that they have screwed up and caused me to take a second or even third look their way. They knew their habits and preplanned ahead by placing the stickers as a "tactic".
    Besides .... so many stickers get left on vehicles year after year, they are even left on them at selling time as if to enhance value I think.

    No, I don't pay them no mind myself.

    No, I don't have them on my POVs either.


    t150vsuptpr
    Hell on Wheels
    Last edited by t150vsuptpr; 09-08-2006, 10:54 AM.

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  • AZLawDawg
    "one for each of ya"

  • AZLawDawg
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    Originally posted by rx8rider
    Just wandering whether you guys ever cut people some slack when you see the FOP sticker on their plate or on the window?
    nope, everyone's got one nowadays. You don't even have to actually pledge money to get one, all you have to do is say that you will, and you'll get one in the mail. Now an AZ DPS FOP sticker, that's a whole 'nother story. You don't just "get" those in the mail.

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  • motorwaycop
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  • motorwaycop
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    Every where in the world its all about attitude.
    Thats mine and yours. I'll treat you nice if you treat me nice. It won't always be able to change the end result, ticket or arrest, but if you lie and whine you definitely going to get some!

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  • SinePari
    Littering and...

  • SinePari
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    Originally posted by rx8rider
    Just wandering whether you guys ever cut people some slack when you see the FOP sticker on their plate or on the window?
    Also, what's the best thing one can do when stopped (for whatever reason)? How much does attidude (good and bad) count and what are honestly the best responses (is ignorance and denial bad or does telling the truth count for anything)?
    FOP and other stickers mean diddly-squat. If you know what you did, I appreciate it when someone just admits it right away. Playing stupid, blaming someone who cut you off, or "going with the flow of traffic" are ways to make the team in my book.

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  • pujolsfan146
    Deputy Sheriff

  • pujolsfan146
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    Can't overstate the importance of attitude. Goes a long way.
    I got in a vehicle pursuit 2 nights ago. After we caught the guy my backup pointed at his "support your local sheriff dept" license plate frame and we had a good laugh. In most cases if you support your local law enforcement you wont need to show it by displaying an FOP sticker or license plate frame. It comes out in other ways.

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