Best Answer

It depends on where you live. Some off duty officers can arrest you, however in some places, the can only detain you where u stand until an officer is at hand to arrest you.

-In fact anyone, including an off-duty police officer, can arrest you. It is called Citizen's Arrest.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2010-01-01 03:24:44
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

What is Detroit Lions 2007 win loss record

Which of the following is the name of the process scientists use to gain knowledge about the physical world

Which of the following is a reason the author criticizes traditional police lineups

Why is it necessary to be a critical reader when reading an op-ed piece

See all cards
13 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Can an off duty police officer arrest you?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Can an off duty police police arrest you?

Of course! The may be off duty but they can still arrest you.

Can an off duty police officer arrest you in the UK?

Yes, as long as they carry their warrant card. A citizen can arrest you if they witness you commit a crime. Police can do it if they suspect you have or are about to, whether they are on duty or not.

What can a police officer ask you if you are a police officer?

If you are a police officer you would not need to ask. A police officer doing his duty will treat another police officer as any member of the public (if they are out of uniform and off duty).

Can an off-duty officer issue a DUI?

Yes, an off-duty officer can arrest a DUI offender or any offender for that matter

When a state police officer is on vacation do they have to carry their weapon?

A police officer is a police officer 24/7/365, whether they on or off duty, or whether they're on vacation or not. every police officer has an on duty and off duty gun, they can only carry their off duty guns, and can only use it if he/she or someone else is in danger.

Can an off duty officer issue a ticket in Alabama?

No, an off duty officer can not issue a ticket in the state of Alabama. An officer must be on duty before they arrest someone or issue a ticket.

Can an off duty police arrest a burglar?

Generally speaking, yes.

Can Wisconsin off duty police arrest you?

If they are retired no. But , if they are not retired then they can if they wanted.

Should a off duty police officer inform you that he is a police officer?

No he doesn't have to tell you. However, if the off-duty officer is interacting with you in his official capacity, he must identify himself at that point

Can you be given a ticket by an off duty police officer and not know it?

Yes, an off duty police officer can write a ticket on or off duty. The ticket can be mailed to you, or you can be served with a subpoena to appear in court to answer to the charge on the ticket.

Can a police give a off duty police a ticket?

Is it legal? If the off duty police officer has commited some sort of ticketable offense, yes.

Can an off duty police officer call an on duty officer to give you a ticket?

Yes. In most cases an off-duty officer can also issue a ticket either at that time or at a later time.

People also asked