Ask a Cop: Do F.O.P. stickers prevent tickets?

Sgt. Chris Yagelski

Q: I am a member of the Indiana State Police Benevolent Association, and donated to the Sherriff’s Association and the F.O.P. Will the stickers they gave me affect whether I get a ticket or not?

A: Sorry. No it won’t. Stickers are the last thing a police officer is looking for. Politeness and honesty are your best friends in a traffic stop. Many officers already have an idea of what law enforcement action they are going to take when they stop you. However, honesty and good manners are very refreshing to many officers, so they may cut you some slack. Rudeness or argument, on the other hand, can turn a warning into a court appearance!

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