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Who would imagine that a cop might need to be somewhere in a hurry? Just because we arent running our lights doesnt mean we arent going to a call. There has to be certain criteria to authorize an emergency response. However, cops that do this job long enough know that even though certain information wasnt articulated to the dispatcher to authorize an emergency response, we still have to get to where we're going in a hurry. That may cause an officer to put his lights on briefly to get through in intersection or most commonly speed past you with no lights at all.
i was referring to when cops just speed, because they can, i know that a lot of times they wont use lights while going to calls, in some communities around here they will just as a courtesy. but here in Georgetown county, South Carolina. they are passing, or have passed a law that they are going to ad monitoring and GPS systems in their cruisers to prevent cops form speeding, just because its unfair to civilians who might be late for something important who get ticketed by the same cop who ten minutes before the traffic stop was going 75 in a 55 just because he is in a cruiser.
 

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yea, but im sure that it could possibly make them see it from the civilian side. maybe if they see how it is to have to drive speed limit or just five about without possible penalties, they would be a little less uptight. or the opposite, no warnings, more tickets just to pass off their misfortune. im sure if it was not for quotas there would be 80 percent less tickets.
 

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yeah, most larger agencies do, but i live in one of the smallest counties in south carolina, we are further behind on the tech. that larger agencies have. they have belt worn GPS emergency transmitters, if in the even the officer does not physically move his position every fifteen minutes it sends a signal to the communications center and so on. but the monitoring system is new, just another thing our sheriff is doing to stay in office, just like surrounding agencies they are just starting to think "hey every cop doesn't need a gas drinking crown vic, lets use smaller cars (chevy malibu and so on) to save on gas"
 
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