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Old 15 July 2014, 02:47 PM
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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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Old 15 July 2014, 02:55 PM
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A $6 parking ticket is a pretty good deal. Cheaper than paying for parking!
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Old 15 July 2014, 03:34 PM
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What if he's wearing just the hat?


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Well I have heard that certain bars have "policemen" like this. I don't think they can issue tickets though.
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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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A $6 parking ticket is a pretty good deal. Cheaper than paying for parking!
"Police" wearing only hats, in "certain bars", doing things on "laptops" for "6 dollars"?

Shouldn't this thread be moved to the NSFBSK section?

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Old 15 July 2014, 06:17 PM
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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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Sure, but would all non-uniformed police (presumably using unmarked police cars) have the laptop and printer in the car? The hidden flashing lights are hidden, precisely for the reason of keeping its driver's occupation hidden. That's more difficult with the laptop and printer in the car. The primary purpose of unmarked police cars is, IMHO, to provide transportation to police officers - detectives who may need to go to visit witnesses, suspects, crime scenes, etc. - and their cars would not all be so equipped.

As to the uniform - IMHO the hat is not essential, neither are things like boots, gloves, or even uniform pants. The essential items are the badge, and for uniformed officers, the specific shirt. Hats are removed where impractical, and I don't know if police follow military "cover" eitquette but hats are generally not worn indoors - so if the state trooper in the OP comes into a building to arrest you, and removes their hat, are they out of uniform?
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Old 23 July 2014, 12:46 PM
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Here, and, I would guess in most jurisdictions, the only part of the uniform that matters is the ID identifying the person as a police officer, and, in some cases, the insignia on the uniform.

On the other hand, that also means that a police officer that refuse to show ID would not have to be considered as a real police officer. This is an important distinction here in Scandinavia, as there has been several cases of criminal impersonating police officers (the most important probably being Breivik in Norway and the Masquerade Gang in Sweden).
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Old 19 September 2014, 03:16 AM
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Same here Troberg. Police have to be able to produce their ID; if a 'police officer' can't produce such ID you're meant to contact the local station to verify their details.

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All on duty police officers, whether in plain clothes or uniform, are required to carry official QPS identification, comprising a metal QPS badge and an identification card, complete with the officer’s name, registered number and photograph.

“A member of the public may ask to view an officer’s QPS identification to verify the officer’s credentials and can contact local police to verify an officer’s details.”
http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/...-1226919626777

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Pretty sure the same thing goes in all AU states.

ETA just noticed the date on this thread... oops. That will teach me for trying to multitask
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Old 19 September 2014, 03:36 AM
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Meh, it was only a couple months ago. It's not like you dug into the archives and necroed something from 2008.
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