Things the Police would like you to know.

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Guthooked, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. Guthooked

    Guthooked New Member

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    Things Police Would Like You to Know

    Your 5 year old kid getting pushed down by another 5 year old kid is NOT a police matter; talk to the other kid's parents, not the police.

    If your kid won't do his homework or do his chores, 911 is not the answer.

    If a cop causes a car accident we usually get a ticket, and sometimes we get suspended. When is the last time you got 3 days off (without pay) for rear-ending a guy at Wal-Mart?

    We know you've had more than two beers. When I've had two beers, I didn't hit six parked cars, drive my car through the front doors of a Toys-R-Us, pee my pants or pass out at a traffic light.

    When you see an emergency vehicle behind you with its lights and sirens on, pull to the RIGHT, and stop. We are usually required to pass cars on the left.

    When you're driving in the fast lane and you see a cop behind you, don't go 5 MPH under the speed limit. We are not impressed by how safe of a driver you ca n be, we're trying to go help someone (or catch that guy in SUV that just cut you off). Safely move over and let us pass please.

    If we park our cruiser across the road with lights flashing, don't ask if the road is closed or if there is an accident, just take an alternate route and DON'T DRIVE AROUND US!

    If you get a warning instead of a ticket from a motorcycle cop, go buy a lottery ticket, because you've already beaten the odds.

    When you see an officer conducting a traffic stop, or with a suspect in handcuffs, it is generally not a good idea to approach him and ask for directions. If you do, don't expect the officer to be nice when he tells you to get lost, and don't expect the officer to take the time to explain.
    Here's how to get out of a ticket. Don't break the law.

    If you drive a piece of crap, that is why you're getting pulled over.

    In one week I pulled over 10 cars for minor traffic violations. 5 out of 10 had no vehicle insurance. 3 out of 10 had suspended driver's licenses. 2 out of 10 had warrants. 1 out of 10 had felony warrants. 1 was a known sex offender with his 12 year old niece in the car without her mothers knowledge.

    If you've just been pulled over doing 70 in a 35, do not greet the officer with, "What seems to be the problem, officer?"

    We get coffee breaks too.

    When you're the victim of a burglary, take the time you spend waiting for the officer to find the model number and the serial number of the stuff that was taken.

    Some cops are just jerks, but take heart in the fact that other cops don't like them either.

    If it's night time and you're driving a vehicle with tinted windows and I pull you over, it's not because of your skin color. I usually can't tell if the vehicle even has a driver until the windows rolled down.

    Every time you hear on the news about people running away from a crazed gunman, someone's son or daughter in a police uniform is running TOWARD that crazed gunman.

    Yes, it's true, cops usually don't give other cops tickets. Think of it as an employee discount, perk or benefit. Other cops are family and you wouldn't give your brother a ticket if you were a cop either.

    If your local police agency has a helicopter, everyone knows it's loud and annoying, but did you know it can cover the same area as 20 patrol officers and safely chase criminals that are driving 90 MPH through city streets. Many times the guy has no idea it's there and slows down.

    Police work is.... writing reports.

    If you rob a gas station you're only going to get about $100, but I get to see a K9 dog use your arm as a chew toy. For all I care you can keep the $100.

    In one year of patrol work in a large city, only about ten minutes would be cool enough to be on the television show Cops.

    Every traffic stop could end in gunfire, but we have to be polite and professional until that time.

    I've taken about the same amount of men and women to jail for domestic violence, so NO, it's not always the man.

    If the light was yellow, we wouldn't be having this conversation.

    Cops know you pay taxes and that your taxes pay cops' salaries.

    Cops also pay taxes, which also pay cops' salaries so, hey, this traffic stop is on me. Now sign here; press hard. There are several copies.

    Police Officers... our job is to protect your butt, not kiss it!

    Thank You

    The Police


    I have been a cop 2 weeks shy of seven years now.
     
  2. LiquidSteel

    LiquidSteel New Member

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    Policemen/policewoman, dont get enough credit. They put their lives on the line everyday they put that badge on. I used to be one of those gear heads goin 70 in a 35, and usually with a smart a$$ reply. Landed me in jail one night for drag racing down by the airport. I learned my lesson. Now if I get pulled over(been over 5 years now), I always comply with whatever they ask. Getting pulled over can be dangerous for police officers. You never know who carries a gun these days.

    Kenny
     

  3. winston61

    winston61 New Member

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    You guys don't get paid enough. And you are right- I tell my nephews that if you don't want to get pulled over, don't speed, don't run stop signs and don't drive like a moron. Do they listen? HA!
     
  4. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    I think theyr'e all ego-maniacs myself. That's what I think. I'm allowed my opinions and your allowd yours.
     
  5. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    You have a right to that opinion and I will defend you for that right to.

    But if you break the law depend on this deputy to pull you over. Have a good day now.
     
  6. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    I agree. I lived with one though. State bear too.
     
  7. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Yes but your just an old mean fart that has a badge. HEHE And like to pick on people.
    Now I just need to stay out of that county.:cool2:
    See you next week Willard.
    And I for one will say. Cops are crazy......................
    Theres just not enough $$ in that job. They put there life on the line every day. And you can bet without them, This country would not be even safe in the daylight.
    So thinks to every cop, And have a great day.

    Pete
     
  8. guns sugar

    guns sugar New Member

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    Well i do appreciate the work the officers do and ty for protecting us and YES id give my brother a ticket!!! He has gotten away with too much in his life and he would definitely deserve it!:big_smile: i have gotten 2 tickets in the 33 yrs of driving.... one when i was 19 and his name was officer Gay a motorcycle cop( a bit of a flirt i might add).... the last one was when i was 45 and his name was officer Gay( the first ones son!!! and a motorcycle cop.)... But better lookin!... so do watch out for those motorcycle cops... What are the odds! :roll_eyes:
     
  9. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    I love this line its on me :lol::lol::lol:
     
  10. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    I have had two friends killed in the line of duty , Both were POLICEMEN not cops. one class I respect the other i don't.
     
  11. oldprowler

    oldprowler New Member

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    JMHO
    It takes a special kind of person to be a cop. I know I could never put up with they crap they have to every day and still do it politely and with a smile.
     
  12. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Hey tom when you been at the game as long as I have you don't have to be polite:lol: :lol:
     
  13. Love Them Cats

    Love Them Cats New Member

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    When I was younger, I used to get pulled over by this highway patrol, and now his son is a city cop where we live and he knows my daughter and her friends pretty good.

    We were at the police station a couple years back and I was telling him about his dad stopping me and that I knew him when he was only a youngster.

    Ken
     
  14. Kyle

    Kyle New Member

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    lol, I certinaly hope that was a joke...(in my opinion) you should treat everyone you encounter with respect, untill given a reason not to. Regardless of how long you've 'been in the game'. Thats like me saying I've been a Marine so long, I don't have to follow the Geneva Convention...

    Regardless, thanks for doing what you do, and helping keep the country safe. I appreciate it!
     
  15. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Good post Guthooked thanks for doing what you do. The one thing that drives me absolutely wild, is when your in a line of traffic and everyone hits the brakes when a patrol car passes in the opposite lane. I would expect it if their speeding, but normally their not. Then for the next 10 miles they drive 10 mph. under the speed limit. Whats up with that? Do they all have a guilty conscience?
     
  16. Umba

    Umba New Member

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    There is no "noble profession" as people like to refer to. There are good cops and bad cops, same way with preachers,lawyers,teachers,etc.

    If you are good at what you do then you are an asset to society. If not you are taking up a position that could be filled by someone better qualified.
    Umba
     
  17. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    Amen brother , thanks for the post.
     
  18. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    That was a joke Kyle. Those that don't act professional will be short lived in this profession. It goes back to the training and like you guys you can no more go against your training then we can. But I do have my days when I feel like telling some of these ass nine people where to get off but I keep my cool and let it slide.
     
  19. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    Y'all stop pickin' on Willard, or I'll have to hunt yas' down, then he'll have to hunt me down. :wink: LOL.

    Willard,

    You are one policeman, I hope to meet someday.

    Take care.
    Cheryl

    P.S. I'd love to see that whittlin' at the NG. Dad loved to do it.
     
  20. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    We don't really whittle cheyrl we just throw shavings:lol: