Rules of Police Contact

  • 1.

    Always be Calm and Cool. A bad attitude guarantees a bad outcome.

  • 2.

    Remain Silent. What you don't say can't hurt you.

  • 3.

    Don't get Tricked. Remember, police are allowed to lie to you.

  • 4.

    You have the right to Refuse Search Request! Saying No to searches can't be held against you.

  • 5.

    Determine if you're free to Go. Police need evidence to detain you.

  • 6.

    Don't Expose Yourself. Doing dumb stuff in public makes you an easy target.

  • 7.

    Don't Run! They'll catch you and make you regret it.

  • 8.

    Never Touch a Cop! Aggressive actions will only earn you a more aggressive response.

  • 9.

    Report Misconduct. Be a good witness.

  • 10.

    You don't have to let them in. Under most circumstances, police need a warrant to enter your home.