document Terry Stops and Demanding Identification

In Police Standard Operating Procedures

Officers routinely contact and interact with members of the public in a wide variety of circumstances. Subsequently, officers need effective and lawful guidelines on when and for what the legal basis is under the US Supreme Court and the Code of Alabama for demanding identification from individuals as the result of a “Terry Stop” or investigative detention. It is recommended that agencies that have not addressed this topic adopt a written policy and provide training to their officers on these important guidelines. Terry, Stop, Identification, ID, PSOP-001