Police are often faced with situations each day in which they must make decisions. Police officers have the discretion to make their own decisions. Watch the following video and discuss the officer's discretion. In your own words, explain the term “discretion” and how does it apply to law enforcement?
How important is professionalism during a traffic stop by a police officer? During a routine traffic stop, how important is proper communication between a driver and a police officer In the video, an officer is not treating a female driver professionally, what mistakes did he make? How important are traffic stops as a patrol and investigative strategy for officers in the community? What responsibility should a driver have when stop by police while driving? Is it important to communicate with community members how to react during a traffic stop?