Minden Police Officer First Class Jeremy Sitter, standing, and Officer Josh Lavrinc, inside the vehicle, demonstrate what a driver should do when pulled over by police. Police Chief Steve Cropper says it is important that drivers do not get out of the vehicle, keep hands visible and await instructions from the officer. Michelle Bates/Press-Herald Illustration

Officer-involved shootings during traffic stops have some people asking what to do when an officer walks up to their window.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper explained there are two different types of traffic stops. Officers are trained on what to do during a traffic stop and a felony traffic stop.

He says if an officer pulls over a driver on traffic stop, the best thing to do is to pull over safely and keep his or her hands visible.

“The best advice I can give is to sit there with your hands visible,” he said. “The ideal place would be on top of