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

Disqualification

Competitors/Teams must meet the following minimum criteria. Failure to meet criteria will result in disqualification.

Competitor MUST provide the printed TPSA citation
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Radio Procedures

Notification of stop to dispatch05
Use05
Clarity05
Advised dispatch appropriate vehicle information/description05

Emergency Equipment

Utilized Emergency Lighting01

Vehicle Approach

Exited the vehicle in a timely manner after notification of stop05
Safe approach to vehicle on initial contact05
Checked to make sure trunk was closed05

Violator Contact

Officer requested proper documents from the violator05
Officer’s verbal contact was clear and understandable05
Officer identified him/herself05
Officer advised the violator of the reason for the stop05
Officer had the violator keep hands in view at all times05
Proper officer temperament05

Return to Patrol Vehicle

Safe return to patrol vehicle05
Proper radio contact with dispatch05
Requested driver’s license check05
Requested warrants check05
Requested vehicle return05

Citation

Completion05
Accuracy05
Legibility05

Re-approach to Violator Vehicle

Safe approach to vehicle05
Explained the citation to violator05
Had violator sign citation and explained the signature is not an admission of guilt05

Safety

Officer maintain weapon safety (gun side away) during violator contact05
Officer minimize his/her exposure during violator contact05
Officer checked his/her surroundings for safety during entire event05

Conclusion

Safe return to patrol vehicle05
Advised dispatcher of disposition05
Officer was courteous during the entire stop05
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