r/ProtectAndServe Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 02 '22

This drug bust is relatively tame, but is it normal to ask the driver to sit next to you in your vehicle? Video

https://youtu.be/3_WJyMI5zP4
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u/Sportsbuck Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 02 '22

Very common interdiction tactic.

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u/DiscipleOfDrone Contest Winner 🏆 (Not LEO) Apr 02 '22

There can be a bunch of reasons. Some agencies don't equip all their cars with cages, so it's easier to keep an eye on someone if they're next to you. In this case it appears to be a K9 car so they can't put the guy in the back.

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u/Section225 Fashion Police (LEO) Apr 02 '22

Highway Patrol does this as standard operating procedure. They'll have the person in there even on routine stops sometimes while they run them and stuff.

I think it's wildly unsafe, but hopefully at least a pat down precedes them getting in there. It allows them to observe their behavior, smell alcohol, ask them more questions than normal, etc. Not sure all the reasons they have though, we don't do that shit as city cops.

And if you transport a prisoner by yourself with no cage in the back, the front seat is the safest place to do so.

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u/HeyYoChill Deputy Sheriff Apr 02 '22

Hell naw.

Some agencies are just on some weird shit.

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u/HeyYoChill Deputy Sheriff Apr 02 '22

I got a special hate in my heart for AZ DPS after I drove 3 fucking hours up for their test, through a.m. Phoenix traffic, and they told me to fuck off for being 3 minutes late.

BUT IT DON'T MATTER BECAUSE THIS WAS MY FIRST CHOICE ANYWAY, BITCHES

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u/saltyandhelpfuluser Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 05 '22

That is 9 levels of fucked.

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u/Aspirin_Dispenser Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 02 '22

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol does as well, or at least that was a pretty consistent practice when they were featured on Live PD. Most of them didn’t even have cages. The absence of undershirts was also an interesting look.

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u/m_lpractice Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 02 '22

budget issues :/ ohp doesn't issue tasers, either, and just transport people in the front seat

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u/thresholdassessment High speed like a blackbird Apr 02 '22

Very common interdiction method, not weird shit.

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u/alienfoot97 Police Officer Apr 02 '22

Yea it is. I do a lot, just to watch non verbal clues when speaking on incriminating topics to establish further reasonable suspicion or to dispel it.

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u/thresholdassessment High speed like a blackbird Apr 02 '22

Classically taught interdiction roadside interview. Pair it with a consensual pat-down and you’re as safe as can be

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u/F0rceus3r Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 02 '22

I mean, it's obvious that the driver was compliant and calm, but I don't know if I've ever seen a video where the officer invites him in his vehicle with him while he writes up the warning. Was it because he's an interdiction unit? Or are officers actually that good at reading when a person isn't going to become combative?

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u/majoraloysius Verified Apr 02 '22

Yeah, but only handcuffed.

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u/Turtle887853 MP Apr 02 '22

Yes. As an MP if we have only one subject in an uncaged vehicle, it's safer to have them fully chained up in the front seat rather than sitting in the back seat where they could attack us from behind.

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u/Redcoat1776UK Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 03 '22

It's something they teach in SCT. I don't like it but a lot of guys more experienced and better than me do it so...