FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 28, 2023
DA ZAPPALA ANNOUNCES NEWLY DESIGNED WHAT TO DO WHEN STOPPED BY THE POLICE BROCHURE
PITTSBURGH — District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, Jr. along with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office are proud to announce the redesign of the What to Do When Stopped by the Police brochure.
The DA’s Office originally drafted the brochure in partnership with the Allegheny County Chiefs of Police Association in 1997. The fresh design of the informational brochure visually engages readers with the best practices to consider when interacting with law enforcement officers.
This resource will prepare young people such as students and student drivers on how to conduct themselves to ensure their safety along with the police officer(s) safety when stopped by police. It includes sections and topics of when stopped by police on the street, at your door, and pulled over in a car. It also informs readers of their rights when encountering police officers.
“Traffic stops, unfortunately, can be a high-risk encounter for the driver as well as the officers involved,” said DA Zappala. “The update of this brochure and continued collaboration with the Chiefs on this outreach helps us prioritize safety as job one.”
A digital copy of the newly designed brochure is available to view or download on the Allegheny County District Attorney’s website.
The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office serves an area of approximately 740 square miles and a population of over 1.2 million people. It employs more than 200 employees, including more than 100 attorneys, detectives, crime scene analysts and support staff. The District Attorney’s Office serves as the Chief Law Enforcement Office of the county and accepts referrals from more than 100 active police departments including the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Allegheny County Police Department and the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department. For more information, please visit alleghenycountyda.us.
Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office