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Old 15 July 2014, 02:47 PM
overyonder overyonder is offline
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Originally Posted by Hero_Mike View Post
Do non-uniformed police officers typically have the "book of tickets" required to give someone an official ticket? While they may witness many minor traffic violations, I doubt that they waste their time on any but the most serious of moving violations. In other words, a homicide detective is not going to write a $6 parking ticket for an expired meter, because they have bigger fish to fry.

(And undercover police officers may not be carrying a badge or even their own ID, so why would they put themselves at risk for being discovered, by carrying around the paperwork necessary to give out traffic tickets?)
More and more tickets are being done on laptops nowadays. If the car is an unmarked but still has the necessary (hidden) flashing lights, it normally also has the laptop mount and necessary network access to write up a ticket.

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