Is there anything you have ever wanted to know from Campbell Police Department? Well, this is your chance to ask.
Patch has always strived to bring its readers all types of information and keep them updated on what is happening in their communities. It is with that in mind that we bring you our column, “Ask a Campbell Cop.” We'll be teaming up with the Campbell Police Department to answer your questions.
Whether you have a question about certain laws and how they might affect you, your family or friends, or how to stay safe in certain situations, we want you to ask them. Every week we will run two or three questions and give some answers.
To submit a question, email email@example.com or add it in the comments section below.
This week's questions from Campbell Patch readers were answered by Campbell Police Captain Dave Carmichael.
Q: Where and when are you allowed to pull over when an officer is stopping you while driving? Do you have to stop immediately or can you wait until you are in a safe, well-lit area?
When a police officer activates their red light or orders you to pull over, you should do so as soon as you safely can. It is good to pull into a parking lot or other well-lit area if there happens to be one next to you, but you should not take this to mean that you can drive an extended distance before safely pulling to the right side of the road and stopping.
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