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What to Expect When Pulled Over By RCMP

On Monday, October 4th, 2021, at 12:30pm on HWY 303, approximately 10km East of Lloydminster, a female motorist was pulled over by a male suspect that had a blue flashing light emanating from the cab of his vehicle.

The suspect asked the female to get out of her vehicle, and produce identification. The female did not follow his direction, and instead drove away, calling 911. Other than the blue flashing light, there were no other indicators of law enforcement.

Thankfully this driver got away safe. But, it did have us wondering–what should we expect if you are pulled over? With that thought, we reached out to the Kindersley RCMP to ask, what are some things we should look for if we are pulled over? Here’s what they had to say.

Although there have been no concerns reported in the Kindersley area, the Kindersley RCMP would like to remind residents they can always request identification from the RCMP police officers they meet during a traffic stop. RCMP officers will always be carrying one, or all, of the following with them:

– an RCMP badge
– an RCMP photo identification
– an RCMP name tag on their uniform
– RCMP business cards with detachment phone numbers to verify their identity.

You can also call the local non-emergency RCMP police phone number 310-RCMP to confirm the identity of a police officer during a traffic stop. For emergencies, call 911.

In most non-emergency situations, the RCMP officer you are interacting with will be able to take the time to provide you with identification or information to confirm they are an RCMP officer.

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