The procedures in a traffic stop are to radio dispatch with the information about the violator's vehicle, instruct the driver to exit the vehicle, conduct business on the non-traffic side of the road to minimize risk and... More »

Police departments use confidential informants to obtain information about illegal or criminal organizations that is not easily available through other official sources of information, according to The Police Chief magaz... More » Government & Politics Law Enforcement

To write a police statement, list your contact information, specific details about the crime, such as the time and location of the incident, and names and contact information of the people who were involved, if possible.... More »

Police scanner codes, or 10-codes, are short alpha-numeric combinations used by law enforcement officials to communicate necessary information over radio frequencies. Police scanner codes were first used in the early 192... More »

Writing a police report consists of completing the principal's list and narrative sections and the vehicle, property and juvenile sections if applicable, according to John Bowden for The principals are the... More »

Find police auctions of seized cars online on the official United States government website at, and search by vehicle model and location. CarsDirect suggests calling local police departments to find out when and ... More » Government & Politics Law Enforcement

Write down the license plate, make and model of the vehicle being driven badly or aggressively. Dial 9-1-1, and report the incident to the police. More »