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Blog - Patrol - November 2007

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Don't Get Blind Sided by a Car Crash  

November 30, 2007

It's a recipe for disaster—two patrol cars approaching an intersection on convergent paths. Both have their lights and sirens activated; each expects the other driver to yield; neither can discriminate between their own siren and that of another car.

Case Rejection Protection  

November 21, 2007

The D.A.’s office will give you an explanation for your case’s shortcomings, thereby providing you a means of staying out of the judicial slush pile.

Want to Really Help an Officer in Trouble? Then Keep Your Cool and Maintain Your Professionalism  

November 15, 2007

In the aftermath of a deputy-involved shooting, deputies ran around like chickens with their heads cut off, not communicating anything about the suspect’s description and failing to establish a command post or containment. Meanwhile, precious minutes ticked off, giving the suspect more time to put distance between himself and his would-be pursuers. 

The Importance of Backup  

November 9, 2007

Having a second officer on scene when things are apparently "code 4" can prevent, or at least mitigate, unfortunate surprises. Little things like having a prisoner slip out of your backseat while your nose is buried beneath the front seat of his POV.

Fit for Duty?  

November 7, 2007

Picture this: the pursuit ends with the suspect bailing out and running. You and your fellow officers set your perimeter and give chase. The bad guy gets away, and you and your buddies return to the cars to swap excuses about how you could have caught this guy "back in the day." Sound familiar?

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