Have you ever engaged in a pleasant conversation
with a police officer who stopped you on the road? If you have, then you’ve probably given
them a lot of useful info without even realizing it. The police have much more up their sleeves
than you might think, and a superhero arsenal is just one of many of those things! But first things first… You’re guilty until proven otherwise
Ever heard of presumption of innocence? Well, it might work in some countries, but
in many places around the globe it’s the other way around. When you’re stopped by a police officer
who’s accusing you of something, you’d better recall your alibi, and fast. The thing is, even if you are presumed innocent
by the laws of the country you’re in, when dealing with the police, you have to be extra
cautious not to get yourself in trouble. This especially concerns road traffic regulations:
in most countries, they’re really tricky, and without knowing them to a T, you might
get fined when you actually haven’t done anything wrong. Patting your trunk isn’t just a random gesture
While we’re on the topic of the road police, if you’re a driver, you must’ve noticed
how police officers touch the trunk or tail light of your car when they pull you over. If you thought it was something of a signature
move, you’re in for a surprise: this way, the officer is leaving their fingerprints
on your car. They would serve as evidence if something
happened to the officer during your conversation. There’s another reason for tapping your
tail light too: if the driver’s pulled over and trying to hide something, the sound of
the tap will startle them, giving the police officer additional moments to approach the
front of the car and see what they’re not supposed to see, in driver’s opinion. So, two birds with one stone. Sirens have different modes for different
situations You’ve heard all of them if you live in
a city or at least watched a movie involving police chase. But have you ever asked yourself why a police
car would need four different blares? In fact, there’s a good reason for that. Some modes are better for certain circumstances
than others. For example, on a long stretch of the road,
the “wail” mode (that long woo sound) is best because it can be heard from a distance. Before an intersection or among tall buildings,
the “yelp” mode, which has a faster beat, is used because it bounces off the surrounding
walls better. The “hi-lo” mode can be used in different
situations, but it’s generally reserved for dense traffic. And finally, the air horn is a short, low
blare used to scare off inattentive drivers. See? Simple and useful! Cops and donuts aren’t like PB&J
The “cops love donuts” stereotype has become so omnipresent that many police officers
even stay away from donut shops at all costs not to feed the myth. In fact, the reason why this common belief
even appeared has nothing to do with pastry. It’s all about coffee. Police officers often work night shifts, and
there’s basically no other place they could take a coffee break at this time but a donut
shop. More often than not, they don’t even take
donuts, just a cup of hot black stuff to keep them up. They can and will lie to you to get your confession
You probably know the “good cop, bad cop” strategy from the movies, but what you perhaps
don’t realize is that the police officers’ job when they have you brought to the office
is to get as much information from you as possible. And they have a legal right to do it by lying
in your face. The only thing they’re not allowed to do
is making your confession involuntary. That means they can’t threaten you or do
anything to make you confess not of your own free will, but they absolutely can trick you
into confessing. If you’re indeed guilty, that is. Act first, talk later
In the US, if 911 receives a call that potentially requires immediate action, they will send
out a SWAT team that will first break down the door and put everyone on the floor, and
only then ask questions. The good thing here is that a real danger
to other people would be promptly eliminated by the police. The downside? Well, if you’ve been pranked and someone
called 911 and gave your address, you’d be the one kissing your own floor for no good
reason. This practice is called “swatting,” and
it’s been gaining alarming popularity among the stupid people in the recent years. To expose people to high risk (both the police
and the innocent occupants) merely for a prank, is a sure sign that there is no intelligent
life behind it. The thin blue line
You may have seen this symbol on the streets but never paid much attention to it. In fact, it’s a sign to all the members
of the police out there that here’s a supporter. The police actually have a sort of a brotherhood,
and you can’t blame them for that: their job is dangerous, and they really risk their
lives every day. They need any help they can get, and the thin
blue line is a universal symbol that says, “I’m here, I’m with you.” For example, police officers off duty can
wear this symbol somewhere on their clothes, and if something happens when they’re around,
they’ll know each other from afar and help other members of their “brotherhood” when
necessary. They care for each other
Don’t get me wrong: I’m not talking favoritism or something. It’s just that, once again, the job the
police do is a dangerous one. And who else would stand up for them if not
their colleagues and friends? As soon as one of them gets into trouble,
others will try to get them out of there. But they always remember that reputation of
the whole police force is at stake, and it sometimes is a rather difficult choice: whether
to help your fellow officer who made a misstep and risk the public opinion, or to save the
law enforcement’s reputation but leave your colleague in need. We’re all human, after all. What would you do in such a situation? Let me know down in the comments! A friendly chat is not what it seems
When a police officer stops you on the road for no obvious reason, what’s your first
reaction? Me, I usually get kinda rigid inside, thinking
I’ve made some major mistake and they’re gonna put me face down on the hood of my car. See, I’ve watched too much TV. In most cases, it’s all much friendlier
than that. The officer approaches you and asks you a
couple of pretty innocent questions, like where you’re going from and where you’re
headed. You might relax at this point and answer truthfully,
but be aware that your information may be used by the police to their own ends. For instance, if it’s a party you’re going
from, they’ll know that someone just might be drinking and driving out there. That’s how you help the law without even
knowing it! They wear superhero belts
This is no joke, guys: a police officer on duty is equipped more or less like Batman. They’ll have everything from handcuffs and
a radio to a whole arsenal needed to take down criminals on the run. The only thing that’s not on their super-belt
are the keys from the Batmobile. It’s probably just too expensive to give
every beat cop one. But hey, I bet we’d all be much safer if
they did drive those things! Most of what they do is paperwork
Having seen lots of detective shows and movies, I’ve always thought the police had a life
full of thrill and excitement, chasing criminals and stuff. But in fact, like almost everyone else, they
have to do lots of boring things. Filing documents, filling in some blanks,
compiling reports, and so on. I can’t help yawning even saying this stuff
out loud! So, if you’ve ever considered a job in the
police force because of all the romantic atmosphere, well, think again. They know everything and more about you
If you have a friend in the police, you’d be surprised at how much they already know
about you — even if you didn’t tell them anything. Whenever you leave your fingerprints — say,
to obtain a passport, — you become part of the police database in that same instant. Also, police cars are equipped with cameras
that automatically read your license plates, take your picture, and put your geolocation
on the map. After that, the file the camera snapped is
stored in the archive, well, pretty much forever. So yeah, the police do know what you did last
summer. They’re cynical for a reason
It’s a common belief that most police officers are quite cynical. Well, in truth, the same can be said about
any professional working with people on the daily basis. Doctors, firefighters, lawyers, insurance
agents — you name it. Anyone who’s constantly dealing with other
people’s problems inevitably builds an emotional wall between themselves and the rest of the
world. Think of it as a protective mechanism. Like I said, it’s a tough but highly important
job, and I’m glad for the good people who are doing it. Me, hey I crashed my SUV on a high mountain
road one time during extremely bad weather. Luckily I wasn’t hurt, and I was so happy
to see the officer arrive, help me out of the wrecked vehicle and make sure I was alright. Only then, did he write me a ticket. True story. So what’s been your experience with law
enforcement? Let me know down in the comments! Hey, if you learned something new today, then
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