WHAT TO DO WHEN STOPPED BY THE POLICE

With statistics constantly showing that people of color are searched more often than whites during police traffic stops, with police shootings where multiple rounds are fired at persons later found to be unarmed, and with reported incidents implying personal biases on the part of some law enforcement officers, it is important that members of all communities, particularly communities of color, have a firm understanding of what to do AND WHAT NOT TO DO on those occasions when they are stopped or questioned by law enforcement.

The National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc. believes that people should know what their rights are, as a community becomes empowered through information and education.

We encourage you to download our informative brochure on What To Do When Stopped By The Police, as well as view our specially designed video presentation, in the hopes that this information will be of assistance to you.

PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT provide this information as a means of offering legal advice or assistance. Rather, it is offered as a means of educational information that we believe should be made available to all. If you believe that your rights have been violated through any form of law enforcement misconduct or police abuse, we urge you to seek the advice and counsel of a licensed attorney.