Traffic stops are one of the most dangerous things a patrol officer can do.
But there are some steps you can take to make it a safe experience for everyone.
When you first see flashing lights or hear sirens, you are asked to pull to the immediate right onto the shoulder of the road or into the right most lane.
Next you must remain in your car until the officer approaches.
And at night, officers say it is helpful if you turn on your interior lights.
"Now if your insurance and drivers license are not on you or near you just wait til the officer gets there and let them know 'hey I got to reach into the glove box or whatever to retrieve my license or insurance card'," said Sgt. Chris Watson.
Officers also say if you are unsure if it is a patrol officer behind you, you can call 911 to confirm.