Lakeland Police Officer Flashed by Red Light Camera

Some of Lakeland’s brightest have asked how it is possible that none of Lakeland’s finest have committed a red light camera violation.

Well, one has, and we have the video.

Actually, the video was supplied by the Lakeland Police Department. Kudos to LPD for taking the trouble to get the video to the media. It is almost impossible for common folk to download their own violation video.

The story behind the violation is that marked vehicle operated by a sworn officer was enroute to a call. LPD mentions that the alarm call was made at 0219 hours, the red light camera violation was at 0220 hours, and the officer arrived at the scene (6600 block of N. Socrum Loop Road) at 0221 hours.

The officer stated that he was down the street. He attempted to turn on his emergency lights before the corner, but was talking on the radio and observing oncoming traffic for a possible suspect leaving the area. LPD reported the officer immediately notified the Sargent of the violation.

The lack of flashing lights kicked out the incident as a violation. Had his lights been on, the red light camera operators wouldn’t have bothered passing on the video to LPD. As it was, LPD checked the logs and found the officer was on a call for service. According to city policy, LPD officers on a call are exempt from receiving citations.

Check out the video. Do you think the camera flashed too early?



20 thoughts on “Lakeland Police Officer Flashed by Red Light Camera

  1. Watched it frame by frame and it definitely flashes for the first time before he’s to the white line.

  2. Watched it frame by frame and it definitely flashes for the first time before he’s to the white line.

  3. He is out of his jurasdiction! He should be ticketed like the rest of them.

  4. He is out of his jurasdiction! He should be ticketed like the rest of them.

  5. The turn he made where he was coming from and going it most certainly is. The city limits is on the opposite side of the road and where he turned is out of city limits. The officer I am most certain lives out by me and I see that car all the time. Going to and from his shift.

  6. The turn he made where he was coming from and going it most certainly is. The city limits is on the opposite side of the road and where he turned is out of city limits. The officer I am most certain lives out by me and I see that car all the time. Going to and from his shift.

  7. I apologize after looking one more time it is in the city limits. But I have seen more than a few times where police and sheriff officers have made right hand turns on red lights and never stop. I have nothing against the cameras but at the same time if you get a call you should immediately turn on your lights.

  8. I apologize after looking one more time it is in the city limits. But I have seen more than a few times where police and sheriff officers have made right hand turns on red lights and never stop. I have nothing against the cameras but at the same time if you get a call you should immediately turn on your lights.

  9. On each red light camera citation, there are 2 still photos.(Not that I’ve received any.) The first photo shows the car behind the stop bar to show that the violator had not yet entered the intersection. The second shows the violator in the middle of the intersection. Why? Because when you place the photos side by side, they prove that you where behind the stop bar and hat you entered the intersection after the light was already red .The cameras use radar and/or inductive loops in the rd to detect vehicle speed which is how the camera knew where the car was and when to flash it.

  10. On each red light camera citation, there are 2 still photos.(Not that I’ve received any.) The first photo shows the car behind the stop bar to show that the violator had not yet entered the intersection. The second shows the violator in the middle of the intersection. Why? Because when you place the photos side by side, they prove that you where behind the stop bar and hat you entered the intersection after the light was already red .The cameras use radar and/or inductive loops in the rd to detect vehicle speed which is how the camera knew where the car was and when to flash it.

  11. We all know cops don’t usually obey the speed limit, and they don’t usually make complete stops when making right turns at red lights. They drive just like everyone else; they just don’t get tickets. Even in their personal cars, they have those nice star stickers to let other cops know they’re cops and not to give them tickets.

  12. We all know cops don’t usually obey the speed limit, and they don’t usually make complete stops when making right turns at red lights. They drive just like everyone else; they just don’t get tickets. Even in their personal cars, they have those nice star stickers to let other cops know they’re cops and not to give them tickets.

  13. I definitely think it flashed too soon. And I don’t really understand this violation. Maybe I am incorrect, but I didn’t see a sign that says no turn on red.

  14. I definitely think it flashed too soon. And I don’t really understand this violation. Maybe I am incorrect, but I didn’t see a sign that says no turn on red.

  15. It would be a violation because the cop didn’t stop before making the turn. You can make a right turn on red, but you must come to a complete stop, check for traffic, and then go if it’s safe.

  16. It would be a violation because the cop didn’t stop before making the turn. You can make a right turn on red, but you must come to a complete stop, check for traffic, and then go if it’s safe.

  17. He still did not get a ticket what are they trying to prove us right that they don’t get tickets that when questioned about is they show a police car going through the intersection on a call. Come on LPD we all are not that ignorant…

  18. He still did not get a ticket what are they trying to prove us right that they don’t get tickets that when questioned about is they show a police car going through the intersection on a call. Come on LPD we all are not that ignorant…

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