TPD guidelines sticker for traffic stops - Tucson News Now

TPD guidelines sticker for traffic stops

New guidelines sticker from Tucson police. (Source: Tucson News Now) New guidelines sticker from Tucson police. (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

It can be placed on a window or a visor. It’s a new sticker that the City of Tucson Ward 6 office and the Tucson Police Department will be handing out to drivers.

TPD is calling it a tool that drivers can use when they get pulled over for a traffic stop. They’re guidelines TPD would like drivers to follow:

  •  One, pull over to the right, into a well-lit parking lot.
  • Roll down the driver side window.
  • Tell the officer if you have a weapon in the car and where it is located at.
  • Then place your hands on the steering wheel and wait for directions from the officer.

TPD believes this will help the officer and driver communicate more effectively.
 
This started off as an idea by Mike Humphrey and he presented it to Ward 6 councilmen Steve Kozachik. Humphrey wanted to know how he could help his fellow Tucson drivers when being stopped by police.

Councilmen Kozachik called in Tucson police and a conversation began. The result of those conversations is this sticker that can be placed in a vehicle.

The recommendation on the sticker comes directly from Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus and his officers.
 
There are only a few hundred printed right now, but more stickers could be printed with some being printed in Spanish as well.

They can be picked up at the Ward 6 office or some Tucson police officers will be handing them to drivers.

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