As part of Bayside’s policy, officers sometimes must perform what is called a “silent run”. During this time, officers will have their emergency lights on without the audible cue of a siren. This is particularly useful when responding to calls in which the officer’s presence being known could conflict with victim safety or evidence preservation. … Continued
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Wisconsin doesn’t actually have a specific statute regarding citizen’s arrests, but such arrests are covered by common law or judge-made law. Those laws allow citizens to make arrests under one of two conditions. The first is when a citizen has probable cause to believe that the person they are arresting has committed a felony. The … Continued
Yes, the police officers understand that drivers are skeptical of vehicles that do not have regular police markings and emergency lighting on the roof. Police officers expect drivers to travel to a well-lit and even populated location before stopping, such as a fast food restaurant or gas station. Police officers also understand if drivers are … Continued
Wisconsin State Law permits U-turns at controlled intersections unless signs are installed to indicate the maneuver is prohibited. U-turns will have to be made from the left-most turn lane in the same fashion as a conventional left turn. Vehicles on the intersecting street attempting to turn right on red must yield to the U-turning vehicle. … Continued
If you are driving a motor vehicle you must show your license to do so, as driving is a privilege instead of a right. If you receive a citation, you must provide the required information for the ticket. When being issued a citation, you are being released on your promise to appear in court or … Continued
To earn a probationary driver’s license as a teen, you must hold an instruction permit for at least 6 months. Within this time, you must fulfill the following requirements to qualify. You must be at least 16 years old. You must have an adult sponsor. You must pass an approved drivers education course. You must … Continued