How a Gentleman Interacts with Law Enforcement
All parents teach their children not to be afraid of law enforcement officers. However, in most cases, that does not work. When people are pulled over, they almost always feel their hearts thudding and blood rushing. As a gentleman, however, there are several things you have to put in mind when interacting with the police.
A gentleman is never caught in a lie. You always have to remember that cops have body cameras and their cars have such devices too. So, you really cannot lie that you did not run that red light when you did. It is all on camera. So, make your life and that of the police simple and just admit your mistake. It will also be safer since the policeman standing on the side of the road is in a dangerous spot.
Never Touch a Police Officer
Unless you are a child and you just want to shake their hand, you are not allowed to hold a police officer. If you are a danger to the police officer in question, your well-being is not important to them. The jail time for assaulting an officer is also not something you want to experience. So, don’t even lay a hand casually on them; it is a felony, and you risk being arrested and getting jailed or getting hurt.
Be Calm and Relax
The worst thing people do is to look anxious or agitated. Of course, if you seem agitated, you look guilty. The officer will want to know what you are hiding, even if you truly have nothing to cover up. You also need to remember that no one likes being pulled over but the police have a job to do, and they need to do it well to ensure they protect citizens of the country that include you. So, don’t be harsh or rude when you are pulled over. Roll down your window, listen to what they have to say and don’t reach for your documents until they ask you to do so.
Keeping your gentlemanly and modern man’s polite manners is necessary regardless of who you are speaking to. Being good to police officers makes their work easy and allows you to be free sooner. In the same way you want to be treated well at your workplace, you also need to respect police officers.