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Updated on September 4th, 2022
Event Name
Felony Traffic Stop
ScoringPlacement
Point BasedHighest Score Wins
CriteriaLoHi

Pre-Contact

NOTIFY DISPATCH (Unit #, “Felony Stop”, Location, Vehicle Plate/Description, # of Occupants, Reason for Stop/Felony (if known), Request Backup unit)07
Use of emergency equipment (use of lights/siren unless instructed by judge)02

1st Suspect Contact

Use of verbal commands (clear, concise, effective – One officer giving instructions at a time)05
Uses proper cover05
Proper weapons handling05
Removes one occupant/suspect at a time while back-up officers monitor vehicle/remaining vehicle occupants05
Positions suspect behind patrol vehicle headlights (to include the trunk of the patrol car) before handcuffing05
Safe handcuffing technique (kneeling/prone position, positive control of suspect, maintains control of suspect until secured in patrol vehicle)05
Suspect search incident to arrest (Full Systematic Search completed before exercise is complete. May complete a High-Risk Search first to secure all suspects safely but must go back and complete Full Systematic Search).05
Properly/safely secure contraband from suspect search.05

2nd Suspect Contact (If no 2nd suspect, all scores 0)

Use of verbal commands (clear, concise, effective – One officer giving instructions at a time)05
Uses proper cover05
Proper weapons handling05
Removes one occupant/suspect at a time while back-up officers monitor vehicle/remaining vehicle occupants05
Positions suspect behind patrol vehicle headlights (to include the trunk of the patrol vehicle) before handcuffing05
Safe handcuffing technique (kneeling/prone position, positive control of suspect, maintains control of suspect until secured in patrol vehicle)05
Suspect search incident to arrest (Full Systematic Search completed before exercise is complete. May complete a High-Risk Search first to secure all suspects safely but must go back and complete Full Systematic Search).05
Properly/safely secure contraband from suspect search05

3rd Suspect Contact (If no 3rd suspect, all scores 0)

Use of verbal commands (clear, concise, effective – 1 officer giving instructions)05
Uses proper cover05
Proper weapons handling05
Removes one occupant/suspect at a time while back-up officers monitor vehicle/remaining vehicle occupants05
Positions suspect behind patrol vehicle headlights (to include the trunk of the patrol vehicle) before handcuffing05
Safe handcuffing technique (kneeling/prone position, positive control of suspect, maintains control of suspect until secured in patrol vehicle)05
Suspect search incident to arrest (Full Systematic Search completed before exercise is complete. May complete a High-Risk Search first to secure all suspects safely but must go back and complete Full Systematic Search).05
Properly/safely secure contraband from suspect search05

Vehicle Search

Safe movement to vehicle (all officers maintain proper weapons handling and observe fields of fire – no cross fire situations.)05
Perform initial visual search of the vehicle for additional suspects in a safe manner (no crossfires, ensures trunk is shut/locked during initial approach, clears backseat, clears front seat)05
Proper weapons handling of any weapons located.05
Officer advises dispatch that vehicle is clear and suspects are in custody (including number of suspects)03
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