What to Do If You're Stopped by an Officer

There are many different reasons a law enforcement officer might stop you. The most important things to remember are to remain calm and cooperate with the officer. Do as the officer requests, keep your hands visible at all times, and remember accepting or signing the ticket is not an admission of guilt, you will have a chance to explain your side in court. If you have reason to doubt the officer initiating the traffic stop, you may contact 911 to confirm that they are legitimate. 
If you feel the officer behaved inappropriately, document their name and behavior and contact their department and on-duty supervisor after the stop. Remember to listen, explain, comply, and then complain. Visit the links below for more tips on how to remain safe during interactions with law enforcement.