Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Some things you should know about cops....

I stole this from MisPig's site, I thought it was so good, I wanted to post it here. (ok so i asked her first)


This was sent to me in an email....ENJOY!  Its true




What everyone should know about cops... Some useful info about 
cops........and some funny as well
 1- 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.

 2- 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 can be, we're trying to go help someone (or catch 
that guy in the SUV that just cut you off). Safely move over and let 
us pass please.

 3- 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.

 4- 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.

 5- 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?

 6- If you think you can fan all the pot smoke out of the car before 
we smell it, good luck.

 7- We know you've had more than 2 beers. When I've had two beers, I 
didn't hit six parked cars or drive my car through the front doors of 
a Toys-R-Us, pissed my pants, or passed out at a traffic light.

 8- Here's how to get out of a ticket. DON'T BREAK THE LAW.

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


10- In one week, I pulled over 10 cars for minor equipment 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 mother's knowledge.

11- 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".

12- We get coffee breaks too, and sometimes we run into stores and 
do some shopping during them.

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

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

15- If it's nighttime 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 un til the windows are
rolled down.

16- 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.

17- 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 

18- 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 
15-20 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.

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

20- If your kid won't do his homework or do his chores, 911 is not 
the answer for a uniformed parent.

21- Police work is...writing reports.

22- If you rob a gas station you're only going to get $20, but I get 
to see a K-9 dog use your arm as a chew toy. For all I care you can 
keep the $20.

23- In 1 year of patrol work in a large city only about 10 minutes 
would be cool enough to be on the television show, COPS. But if COPS 
was about report writing and accident reports, each show would be a 
year long.

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

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

26 -People love fire fighters. WHY?

27- If you find crack pipes in the ladies purse, there is a good 
chance they belong to her.

28- If the light WAS yellow, we wouldn't be having this conversation.

29- 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 five 





  1. Does #4 actually happen?

  2. OMG, that video is hilarious!

  3. Just stopped in from the Cops page and saw the 67-72 Truck Forum. I\'ll have to check that out. My dad has a 1970 GMC 3/4 ton truck (original owner) that I would like to fix up. Problem he still drives and uses it like he bought it yesterday. I think the only thing he\'s altered from original is taking the split ring rims off.

  4. I love #11. And I\'ll bet the cops hear it quite a lot.