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Chasing Down Two-Wheeled Scofflaws

February 4, 2010
Every motor officer can tell you stories about pursuits of other bikes, and the successes and mistakes made. We learn from others, and share those stories to keep our brothers and sisters safe. Here are a few thoughts that may help you.

Georgia Agency to Review Fatal Chase

September 10, 2009
Chief Jeff Turner of the Clayton County Police Department said the chase began around 9:30 p.m., in Clayton County when officers saw the pickup slow and then stop so the driver could talk to a woman beside the road. That area of Old Dixie Highway at I-75 is known for prostitution but Turner said it was not known if the man was soliciting the woman for sex.

Rethinking Traffic Stop Interrogations

September 1, 2008

Every year there are newspaper and television accounts of police officers who've made life-threatening mistakes and found themselves being dragged by automobiles. With proper training, mental preparation, and a little common sense, you can avoid many of these scenarios and take your suspects into custody without incident.

New York Motorist Drives into East River to Evade Cops

August 28, 2008
A Manhattan motorist in a stolen car took a dive into the drink early yesterday in a futile bid to elude capture, authorities said.

Launchable Car Tagging and Tracking System

January 1, 2008
If your patrol car is outfitted with the StarChase device, you can push a button and launch a small, sticky GPS transmitter onto a car bumper to wirelessly track the vehicle without a lengthy and dangerous high-speed pursuit.

QinetiQ X-Net Vehicle Arresting System

August 1, 2006
The X-Net Vehicle Arresting System can be quickly deployed to stop a vehicle and make it impossible for the car to drive away. Barbed spikes in the leading edge of the net pierce the front tires, then the net envelops the tires and is pulled tight under the vehicle to stop the wheels and halt the vehicle in a non-lethal manner.

Shots Fired: Pueblo, Colorado 12/23/2004

June 2, 2005

It was two days before Christmas 2004, and Sgt. Randy Wills of the Pueblo (Colo.) Police Department was a case study in sleep deprivation. It had been a busy holiday season with very little peace on earth and even less good will toward men. Wills needed rest.

How to Conduct a High-Speed Pursuit

April 1, 2003

As you wait at the intersection a woman zooms past you, running the red light going 50 mph, 25 miles over the speed limit. Should you drive after her?

In Hot Pursuit

July 1, 2002

While police pursuits are a necessary part of police work and should not be banned, officers should be aware of the potential danger and terminate pursuits when the risk of injury outweighs the benefit of catching the suspect.

Reducing Police Pursuit Liabilities

February 1, 2000

It is not uncommon to hear or read a news broadcast reporting a critical injury or untimely death to an innocent bystander as a result of a police pursuit.  The innocent victim may have been struck by the fleeing suspect, but it is the police department that eventually comes under fire for allowing the pursuit to continue.

He Flees—To Pursue or Not to That is the Question

November 1, 1998

High-speed pursuits are the most dangerous of all police activities for innocent citizens, regardless of the circumstances!  In my example it was a rural setting at 0300 hours on a straight road with no one else around, except for the other vehicle that became an unwitting rolling roadblock for my pursuit.

Cruise Control

January 1, 1996

Not long ago, U.S. Bor­der Patrol agents initi­ated a pursuit of a vehicle operated by su­spected illegal aliens through a subur­ban Southern California community. The vehicle failed to yield, continued at a high rate of speed, and exited the freeway with complete disregard for public safety. At the height of the high-speed chase, the vehicle drove through a crowded school zone, injuring several children and killing four people.

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