How to Respond If a Police Officer Contacts You


Remain calm

Be respectful

Follow directions

Keep your hands open and where the officer can see them

Avoid making sudden movements

Do not resist or run away

It is better to stay silent than to lie

Politely ask the officer if you are free to go, if you are unsure

 

More information is availabe at:

http://www.aclunc.org/docs/criminal_justice/police_practices/your_rights_and_the_police.pdf