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It depends upon the laws of the state/municipality where the violation occurred.

Law officers in many communities are never considered "off duty" and can issue tickets, make arrests, etc. at any time as long as they are within their jurisdiction and circumstances warrant (suspected DWI stop, reckless driving, etc.).

It is usually required that the officer be driving a police vehicle when making a traffic stop and the officer must always identify themselves as law enforcement if they are not in uniform.

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Can a police officer give you a ticket for reckless driving on a private road on an eyewitness report?

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Can a off duty police officer in Utah give you a ticket?

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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 give you a ticket in California?

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