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  • Would you perform traffic stop while transporting?

    Just another curious thread.

    Would you perform a traffic stop while transporting an individual to jail? Why or why not?
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    No.

    Too many things can go wrong...and you are responsible for the person in the back of your car.
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    • #3
      Hell no. Forbidden by policy, it's cause for termination. It would have to be a forcible felony which the suspect was an immediate threat to society.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by az4code23 View Post
        Just another curious thread.

        Would you perform a traffic stop while transporting an individual to jail? Why or why not?
        No. I'm responsible for the prisoner while they're in my custody. For example: If I conduct a traffic stop and there's a shoot out and he gets hit... that falls on me.

        If it were serious enough I would just call another unit that is close by to stop it.

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        • #5
          Nope, I would call it in. Traffic is dangerous enough for me, the guy with the bullet resistant vest and plenty of firepower, let alone the unarmed under protected individual in the back.

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          • #6
            No it is against policy,and short of some one killing some one in front of me, I will just call it in and be a good witness.
            It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.

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            • #7
              Nah. I can only concentrate on so many things at once. I'd at least have to spit out my gum, and then what if something shiney came along?

              Seriously, bad idea. We don't have cages, so I'm not leaving anyone in my car unsupervised and since you never REALLY know what you're getting into on a traffic stop, I don't need the distractions. Not safe for me, not safe for the involuntary passenger.
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              • #8
                Yes, and I'd unhandcuff my prisoner, hand him my backup weapon and have him standby on the passenger side as I contact the driver.


                What? Ohh c'mon, don't tell me y'all haven't done that before..........

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                • #9
                  It would have to be Osama Bin Laden or someone of that calibre for me to even consider thinking about it.... so in a nutshell, "NO".
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                  • #10
                    Uh, I have. Usually drunk drivers. It's riskier to let the drunk keep going than to stop it and wait for a second unit. The risk to the public's safety outweighs any possible risk to the prisoner at that point. And it's never been an issue with the admin.
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                    • #11
                      It'd have to be a for a very, very good reason.
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                      • #12
                        I've seen it happen, but i've never done it. I even saw an officer stop at the city shop and put air in his tires with a prisoner in the back. Not something I would do.

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                        • #13
                          No. Officer Safety.
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                          • #14
                            Not an LEO, but it occurs to me that doing so could potentially open you up to nuisance complaints from your prisoner as well.
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                            • #15
                              Involuntary ride along?
                              **Not a LEO**

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