Proper Action When Stopped by Law Enforcement (Con’t)

  • A driver is to be treated with dignity and respect by law enforcement officers. 
  • If a driver believes that an officer has acted inappropriately during a traffic stop or other encounter, he/she should report the conduct as soon as possible to the officer’s superiors.
  •  Officers are required to provide their names and badge numbers upon request
  • Written complaints can be filed with the agency’s internal affairs division or civilian complaint board. 

Regardless of what action is taken, police officers are legally required to document all traffic stops, which includes obtaining the driver’s name and address for data collection purposes.