What should I do if a police officer pulls me over?
Remain as calm as possible and pull over to the side of the road as quickly and safely as you can. Roll down your window, but stay inside the car - don’t get out unless the officer directs you to do so. Don’t take any actions that can be mistaken for a dangerous move. For example, don’t reach for a purse or backpack or open the glove box unless you’ve asked the officer’s permission, even if you are just looking for your license and registration card. The officer may think you’re reaching for a weapon. You can help us by turning on an interior light at night, this helps officers see inside your car.

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1. What should I do if a police officer pulls me over?
2. I do not feel that the citation I received was valid. What can I do?
3. Can I get my fingerprints taken at the Cottage Grove Police Department?
4. How can I get a copy of my driving record?
5. How can I get a copy of my criminal history?
6. Do you offer citizen ride-along or department tours?
7. How many consecutive hours may a car be parked on a street without being moved?
8. Will the Cottage Grove Police Department tow an abandoned vehicle off of private property?
9. What are the curfew hours for Cottage Grove?
10. Do you have lost and found property?
11. Do you offer an auction of unclaimed property?
12. How can I get road condition/travel/traffic information?