Instantly record a police stop with this Siri Shortcut

“It’s the kind of thing you hope you never really need, but it’s there just in case,” Lisa Marie Segarra reports for Fortune. “A new shortcut called ‘Police’ is now available that has Siri discreetly record audio if a driver is ever pulled over by law enforcement.”

“The Police shortcut starts working once you say, ‘Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over,'” Segarra reports.

“Once activated,” Segarra reports, “the Police shortcut has Siri turn on Do Not Disturb mode and prevent notifications from coming through, lower your screen brightness, pause your music, send a message to a designated contact with your exact location information, and record through your phone’s camera.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: The “Police” Siri Shortcut is here (add to ShortCuts by opening the link on an iOS device).


  1. How about don’t break the law? Jeez, what has society has become that people need to record everything.

    As it’s been shown it’s the General public that needs to be recorded as they act like fools and are aggressive in this day and age.

    99.99 % of police interactions are fine.

    That’s why the ACLU is now trying to block the release of police body cams, it has shown how awful and nasty the general public is towards the police and how the general public all out lies.

    I was pulled over 9 years ago, apologized for not wearing a seatbelt and the officer let me go. It was a very cordial interaction.

    Now a days it’s , ” you have no reason to pull me over” , “i’m not giving you my id”, “what’s your probable cause”, etc. etc.. How about just obey the laws, be civil and when you’re wrong take responsibility.

    No need for stupid apps or shortcut.

    1. Yeah people get pulled over all the time for no real reason at all.

      Where did you get that statistic from?

      Are you actually using anecdotal evidence as an example to ALL instances? Composition/Division fallacy right there.

    2. It’s about keeping everyone honest: the police and the person getting pulled over. If you need examples of how the police can abuse power, I’d only need to refer you to a simple YouTube search.

    3. dave, I think you’re being too hard on the police, but let us assume that your 99.99% number is correct. There are roughly 800,000 sworn peace officers with general arrest powers in the USA. With days off, vacations and what not, that probably puts a half-million of them on the street on any given day. Let us be conservative and assume an average of just ten interactions per officer with citizens per day. That is five million police interactions. 0.01% of that would be 500 bad interactions per day, or more than 180,000 per year. That is hardly a small problem. Cameras and other recorders keep both sides honest.

  2. My son-in-law is a police officer. When our city began to use body cams, it was only a few months before “activists” began to complain loudly that the body cams made their “clients” look bad (seriously!) and started campaigning to have them shut off in “sensitive” situations. If you want something, be prepared to accept the results whatever they are.

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