Traffic Stops

Course Code: CJK0087V

Credit Hours: 30 clock hours

Effective beginning: 2021-22


Course Description:
This course is a component of the Law Enforcement Florida CMS Basic Recruit Academy. It introduces the student to the basic rules for conducting safe and effective traffic stops, including ethical consideration, safety considerations, citation and warning procedures, and dealing with abandoned vehicles. It includes classroom instruction and practical proficiency exercises.

Course Details


  • This course is open only to students admitted to the Law Enforcement Florida CMS Basic Recruit Academy. 
  • Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT)
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal History and Background Check
  • Drug Screen Test




Required textbooks/ course materials:

Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training, Volume 1 Author: Florida Department Of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Standards And Training Commission Publisher: Xanedu


Assignment/course outline:

Course Outline

Unit 1: Traffic Law

Lesson 1: Traffic Law

Student Course Summary

Unit 2: Conducting Professional Traffic Stops

Lesson 1: Avoiding Bias-Based Policing

Unit 3: Unknown Risk Traffic Stops

Lesson 1: Initiating the Stop

Instructor Material 1

Lesson 2: Conducting the Stop

Lesson 3: Enforcement Options

Role-play Exercise #20: Unknown Risk Traffic Stop for Stop Sign Violation

Unit 4: High Risk Traffic Stops

Lesson 1: Identifying a High Risk Traffic Stop

Lesson 2: Coordinating the High Risk Stop

Lesson 3: Securing the Vehicle and Occupants

Role-play Exercise #21: High Risk Traffic Stop of Armed Robbery Suspect


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

CJK 0087V, Traffic Stops, is an approved course by Florida Department of Law Enforcement for the purpose of Law Enforcement Certification.


Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Safely pull over a vehicle

Identify and articulate the stop/violation

Obtain necessary information from the driver/passenger

Safely complete the stop

Safely effect an arrest

Accurately complete the required documentation for a traffic stop

LAW-EN Outcome 1:  Demonstrate mastery of Law Enforcement knowledge and skills.

LAW-EN Outcome 2:  Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work setting.

LAW-EN Outcome 3:  Apply critical thinking and problem solving proficiency as appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work setting.

LAW-EN Outcome 4:  Demonstrate team building, interpersonal, and ethical skills as appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work setting.

LAW-EN Outcome 5:  Demonstrate leadership, organizational, and professional skills appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement workplace.

LAW-EN Outcome 6:  Demonstrate skills required for state certification and employment as a law enforcement officer. 




  • Lecture
  • Role Play
  • Videos
  • Quizzes

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