Tips When Pulled Over By Police

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Police HQFrom The Nassau County Police

Safety Tips for Vehicle Stops

The following are tips for the public to follow in light of the recent incident regarding criminal impersonation of a police officer during a vehicle traffic stop conducted by an unmarked vehicle.

  • Turn on your flashers to acknowledge you are being stopped.
  • Drive to a well-lit area.
  • Call 911and ask them to verify that it is an official officer making the stop.
  • Keep doors locked and ask for proper identification.
  • Request a marked unit to respond to your location.

Do not exit vehicle until verification that it is a valid vehicle stop.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Port Washington News, special features including the Business Quarterly column, Manhasset Magazine, Pride In Port, Port Washington News, Port Gift Guide and other special sections. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community newspaper" several years in a row.

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