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TASER International compiled this video montage showing footage from field officers using its TASER Axon on-body system.
Traffic stops are second nature to most patrol officers but even the most routine activities become more complex when executed in diminished light. Let's review nighttime traffic stop safety procedures that you should know and then we'll look at some additional considerations that can help increase your safety during a nighttime traffic stop.
In last month's The Winning Edge article, I discussed how to anticipate and respond to ambushes when arriving on calls in an urban environment. In this related article, I will discuss how to handle ambushes while in your car.
A Fort Myers (Fla.) Police officer jumped into the driver's side compartment of a vehicle to stop a driver attempting to flee during a traffic stop. Read the full story here.
The Montgomery County (Md.) Police stopped Batman for not displaying his license plate. Officers let him off with a warning, so he could get to a children's hospital. Read the full story here.
Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Nichols stopped a 2002 Chevy Silverado after it ran a traffic light. As the deputy approaches the driver's side of the pickup truck, the driver opens fire.
A Seattle man called 911, after a police officer pulled him over, claiming the officer acted unprofessionally. The subject's attorney is calling for the police chief to resign.