Thursday, March 19, 2015

Rights

A police officer has rights, the same rights as any other citizen.  In many states police have even more rights due to the nature of their occupation.  It is important that you know your rights and that you be prepared to exercise your rights when necessary.

If you are involved in a major incident, it is particularly important that you are aware of your rights.  In that instance, even if you believe you did everything perfect, or even if you believe you may have made errors, it is likely that you should seek professional counsel.

Police officers have constitutional rights, including the right to counsel and the right to remain silent.  Sometimes the manner in which you explain your actions or your motives can be misunderstood and can be used against you.  It is important that you know what you are able to do and to say, not to delay or prevent justice, but to perform your job well and to respect your rights as well; that's what the SGT Says.


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