Procedurile din alte state europene cu privire la rutier si la asistenta juridica a politistilor
Hello dear friends from CESP!
We’d like to ask you some questions about the rules and the laws in your countries.
We’ve just had a traffic situation here in Romania, when a drunk driver ran over a policeman as he tried to pull him over for a regular check.
So, we’d like to know:
- How many police officers are normally used for a traffic stop – for a mobile check point – for traffic surveillance and for document and vehicle checks, especially for night time?
Germania: The minimum is six to eight officers for a prearranged mobile check point, which can be taken from a national guideline regulating the police work. A mobile check point done in an emergency situation can be run by any number of police officers being there at the moment (at least two).
Olanda: There is no leglislation about, most of the time when there is a organized traffic check, there is a responsible, one coordinator, some motorbikes and some police cars and other materials. The number of colleagues depends on which number is available. but think about at least 10 to 12 colleagues.
- If we are talking about a bigger team, what are their individual tasks?
Germania: According to the guideline two officers are needed for pre-screening and pull out the car (can also be done by only one officer) / another team is needed for the patrol-car waiting to chase a car not stopping / at least one officer whose only job is to secure / protect his controlling colleagues / at least two officers per vehicle which shall be controlled – this leads to the number of six to eight officers at a minimum.
Olanda: There is one responsible, 1 or 2 coordinators at the check point, 2 motorbikes, a few police cars and 10 to 20 colleagues.
3.What will the police officer do if a driver refuses to stop?
Germania: He is advised to carefully watch the drivers behaviour so that he can jump aside immediately if a car tries to break through. Than the patrol-car, waiting for such events, is following immediately, informing the police-operation center which informs all concerned police-stations / patrol-cars around which take part in the search immediately and try to stop the fugitive.
Olanda: One of the bikes and / or cars will go after and colleagues in the neighborhood will be informed to look after.
- In case the driver intentionally hits or injures the policeman, what are the Standard Operating Procedures?
Germania: Like number 3 / in case the driver is arrested he regularly will be accused of (attempted) murder.
Olanda: Same as under bullit 3. last month a colleague has been convicted for 2 years prison because he shot a driver who tried to hit his colleagues.
- If the police officer is injured, who will support the costs of his/her health care?
Germania: Fully covered by the state.
Olanda: The police organization will pay all costs.
- In your country, for a police officer in the above described situation, should the institution (Police or Ministry of Interior) support all the costs with trials in justice (e.g. lawyers, valuations etc.)?
Germania: The police officer is offered official defense and recovery by the police department.
Olanda: Yes the police support the colleagues in justice totally
Thank you very much in advance!
Best regards from Romania!