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What Doesn’t See You Can Kill You

By Dale Stockton

A time to be stealth and a time to be seen

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Mar 2016)
 

Police Must Be Reasonable, Not Perfect

By Pam McDonald, Randy Means

Some people have the impression that courts hold police to impossibly high standards. A recent U.S. Supreme Court case reminds that this impression should not be so and provides some relief for officers who make reasonable mistakes.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Feb 2015)
 

Supreme Court Decides New Consent Case

By Randy Means, Zachary Miller

Fernandez v. California updates Georgia v. Randolph.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order May 2014)
 

Google Glass Finds its Way into Law Enforcement

By Duran, Yesenia

Still just a prototype and not yet available, Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format that can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands. Google Glass, with the help of CopTrax by Stalker was used by the Byron, Ga. Police Department to perform the first successful field trail of Google Glass by law enforcement officials.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Apr 2014)
 

Discretion Is Valor in Traffic Stops

By Arthur G. Sharp

While writing tickets, responsible judgements and maturity should be an officer's guide.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jun 2005)
 

Recent Landmark Decisions

By Joseph Scuro

These recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions affect police roadblocks, the use of canine teams during traffic stops, and the ability of law enforcement officers to seek identification information from individuals stopped for traffic related offenses.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Apr 2006)
 

Less Vehicle Concerns

By Kevin Gordon

The International Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Stops and Safety Subcommittee (LESS) and the NHTSA have produced a video to heighten officers' awareness of traffic.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Apr 2006)
 

The "Plain View" Doctrine

By Joe Petrocelli

The “Plain View” doctrine allows law enforcement officers to seize contraband or evidence of a crime without first obtaining a search warrant. A solid grasp of what a plain view search is and what its minimum requirements are is important for every officer.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jul 2006)
 

Unity Eye Beam Spotlight-Warning System

By Kevin Urbanek

This motion detection alarm system is affixed to a standard Unity spotlight and helps alert an officer of potential dangers. When the driver being pulled over tries to exit his vehicle or if the vehicle moves, an alarm sounds.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Sep 2006)
 

Traffic Enforcement is Real Police Work

 

Agencies should take the time to re-examine the issues they face and develop strong, clear and non-discriminatory traffic enforcement policies.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Aug 2008)
 
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