What to do When Stopped by the Police
Thank you Officer Yolanda Turner for an informative conversation about what to do if you are stopped by Police, here are a few tips:
1) turn the lights on in your car, 2) put the windows down, 3) keep your hands on the steering wheel unless they ask you for something, 4) stay calm as the officer will mirror your behavior – if you are intense they will be intense.
Every situation is different but if you feel that your mental health is impacting the situation you should discuss this with the police. This does not excuse you from taking responsibility for what ever may have happened but it may change the course of events and enable you to receive the help you need.