An email I got that I figured I would share.
I don't know who wrote this, but they obviously had been a cop
> Things Police Would Like You to Know
> Your 5 year old kid getting pushed down by another 5 year old kid
>NOT a police matter; talk to the other kid's parents, not the
> If your kid won't do his homework or do his chores, 911 is not
> If a cop causes a car accident we usually get a ticket, and
>we get suspended. When is the last time you got 3 days off
>for rear-ending a guy at Wal-Mart?
> If you think you can fan all the pot smoke out of the car before
>smell it, good luck.
> We know you've had more than two beers. When I've had two beers,
>didn't hit six parked cars, drive my car through the front doors
>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
>cars on the left.
> When you're driving in the fast lane and you see a cop behind
>don't go 5 MPH under the speed limit. We are not impressed by how
safe of a
>driver you can be, we're trying to go help someone (or catch that
>the SUV that just cut you off). Safely move over and let us pass
> If you get a warning instead of a ticket from a motorcycle cop,
>a lottery ticket, because you've already beaten the odds.
> When you see an officer conducting a traffic stop, or with a
>in handcuffs, it is generally not a good idea to approach him and
>directions. If you do, don't expect the officer to be nice when he
>you to get lost, and don't expect the officer to take the time to
> 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
> In one week I pulled over 10 cars for minor traffic violations. 5
>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
> If you've just been pulled over doing 70 in a 35, do not greet
>officer with, "What seems to be the problem, officer?"
> We get coffee breaks too, and sometimes we run into stores and do
>shopping during them.
> When you're the victim of a burglary, take the time you spend
>for the officer to find the model number and the serial number of
>that was taken.
> Some cops are just jerks, but take heart in the fact that other
>don't like them either.
> If it's nighttime and you're driving a vehicle with tinted
>I pull you over, it's not because of your skin color. I usually
>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
>TOWARD that crazed gunman.
> Yes, it's true, cops usually don't give other cops tickets. Think
>it as an employee discount, perk or benefit. Other cops are family
>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
>and annoying, but did you know it can cover the same area as 20
>officers and safely chase criminals that are driving 90 MPH
>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
>get to see a K9 dog use your arm as a chew toy. For all I care you
>keep the $100.
> In one year of patrol work in a large city, only about ten
>would be cool enough to be on the television show Cops.
> Every traffic stop could end in gunfire, but we have to be polite
>professional until that time.
> I've taken about the same amount of men and women to jail for
>violence, so NO, it's not always the man.
> People love fire fighters.
> If the light was yellow, we wouldn't be having this conversation.
> Cops know you pay taxes and that your taxes pay cops' salaries.
>also pay taxes, which also pay cops' salaries so, hey, this
traffic stop is
>on me. Now sign here; press hard. There are four copies.
> Police Officers...our job is to protect your butt, not kiss it.
> Remember the two places you are always welcome- church and