William Bratton is taking over the helm of the NYPD, what should be his top priority?
A Trumann (Ark.) Police officer was fatally shot during this deadly traffic stop that the agency's police chief says he will use as a training video for younger officers. A fuller version of the footage can be viewed on YouTube. Read the full story here.
Fortville (Ind.) Police Officer Matthew Fox survived an ambush from a man who fired 12 shots at him, after the officer pulled him over for a busted tail light. Read the full story here.
The Huntsville (Ala.) Police Department has fired Officer Phillip Lee, in part, for his conduct during this traffic stop on Dec. 13, 2011. Officer Lee pulled a speed violator out of her car. Read the full story here.
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.