Re: Washington - Requirements to Test Radar at Stop
That I know of or can find, there are NO state standards for calibrating SMD equipment (unlike PA, for example, where it's all spelled out by device type). There may be local practices, I don't know. There is some case law that says that as long as the officer tested the SMD device "before and after" the stop, it is sufficient -- how long "before and after" is NOT discussed.
Personally, I've seen hearings where officers stated that testing was done at the beginning and again at the end of a shift. I've seen others where officers testified that they tested the unit immediately prior to and after the traffic stop.
Where am I going? And why am I in this handbasket?