Encounters with police can be stressful and confusing. Knowing what your rights are when dealing with law enforcement can help prepare you for such situations and reduce your confusion. Take time to educate yourself on what your rights are when dealing with law enforcement and be better able to protect your freedoms.
Information for specific situations
Do you have to show police officers your immigration documents? What should you do if there is an immigration raid where you work? Find information for non-citizens who encounter law enforcement here.
What should you do if you’re selected for screening because you’re wearing a religious head covering? What do you do if you think you’re on a “no-fly” list? Answers to questions about airport security can be found here.
Flex Your Rights has created a thorough and informative short film on how to handle encounters with law enforcement. Check out “10 Rules for Dealing with Police” below: