Originally Posted by sk_pacer
but they never let me touch all the fancy buttons on the dashboard. I wonder why??
Well, it's either because they don't want you to reset the clock on the radio to 12:00 or maybe it's the same reason they do the alcohol swab before a lethal injection: just in case.
But seriously, they don't want any distractions (even though a lot of them still drive while talking/texting on their phone). But it could just be the officers you were with. My friend's aunt is a cop and once years ago as she was giving us a ride home, she showed us a few things in the cab and let us use the siren and stuff like that.