Safety: What to Do When Stopped by the Police

What you do and say during a traffic stop is important…

Note: You should generally let the officer do the talking, responding where appropriate. For example, when asked to hand over your license, registration, and proof of insurance, you should say something like, “Okay,” or, “Sure,” and fork over the documents.

Police Stops: What to Do If You Are Pulled Over

When a police officer begins to pull you over, what you do and say can have a huge effect on any legal proceedings that might follow. Whether the traffic stop ends in a simple moving violation or an arrest for a more serious crime, your choices are critical. Your dignity might be offended a little at this point, but remember that you’re just doing a few simple things to put the officer in an optimal frame of mind.


What to Do When Stopped by the Police

-Keep your hands where the police can see them

-Do not run

-Do not touch any police officer

-Do not resist (even if you believe you are innocent)

-Do not complain too strongly on the scene

Source: The National Black Police Association

The NBPA is an umbrella organization representing dedicated African American police officers nationally. The NBPA stands for unity, justice, and peace. The NBPA exists to help prod law enforcement agencies to be sensitive to the needs and concerns of minorities, women, and the poor.

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