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Tire Deflation Devices: Is Ending a Pursuit Worth Ending a Life?
Improving Pursuit Safety with PursuitAlert

Improving Pursuit Safety with PursuitAlert

PursuitAlert is a two-part solution. The first part is the digital siren installed into the center console of a law enforcement agency’s vehicle or onto the in-vehicle computer. The second part is the app that area motorists download onto their smartphones.

October 7, 2020

Building a Better Spike Strip

Building a Better Spike Strip

The End-X Phantom Spikes PT-700 is designed for safer deployment, better effect, and easier retrieval.

July 7, 2019

Pursuit Alert: 21st Century Siren

Pursuit Alert: 21st Century Siren

Anyone can download the PursuitAlert app for free. It delivers a visible alert, an audible alert, and push notification to the user's phone that a pursuit is occurring in the vicinity. 

August 6, 2018

How To…Communicate During a Pursuit
Focusing on Officer Safety

Focusing on Officer Safety

This June's issue of POLICE focuses on officer safety, from how to cope with stress to practicing safer pursuit methods.

June 16, 2017

Managing High-Speed Pursuits

Managing High-Speed Pursuits

To reduce the dangers of high-speed vehicle pursuits, law enforcement agencies need to understand the causes of high-speed pursuits, the legal issues involved, the problems behind such pursuits, and the strategies for reducing high-speed pursuits.

June 15, 2017

Shots Fired: Westbrook, Connecticut 04-08-2013

Shots Fired: Westbrook, Connecticut 04-08-2013

The Impala's driver side window shattered. Bullets slammed into the car's cockpit. And Det. Wisner felt a searing pain in his left shoulder. There would be no foot pursuit.

January 13, 2015

Pursuit Tracking

Pursuit Tracking

The StarChase system uses a patrol car-mounted launcher to shoot a GPS tracking device at a fleeing vehicle. Officers can catch up to the vehicle later without speeding after it.

March 14, 2014

AWD Patrol Vehicles Gain Traction

AWD Patrol Vehicles Gain Traction

Traditionally, police vehicles have arrived for duty with rear-wheel or front-wheel drive. Starting with the 2015 model year, Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors will offer at least one police vehicle in an all-wheel or four-wheel-drive configuration.

November 5, 2013

Shots Fired: St. Croix, Virgin Islands 08/18/2012

Shots Fired: St. Croix, Virgin Islands 08/18/2012

Howell leaned forward in pain, his ballistic vest rode up on his torso. A second round tore through his driver's side door, passed through his seat, and struck him in the back. Like the first, this round passed through Howell before striking Jones in the face.

July 16, 2013

Florida Officers Take Down Armed Bank Robbery Suspect
Shots Fired: Boynton Beach, Florida 06/12/2012

Shots Fired: Boynton Beach, Florida 06/12/2012

Reynolds saw the muzzle flashes from Wallace's .45 and darted to his left, sprinting across the blacktop and onto a gravel road. Bullets ricocheted off the ground at his feet. He ran for the cover of a telephone pole and returned fire, laying down six rounds of suppression fire. Munro opened fire, too. Wallace shot back.

November 20, 2012

N.J. Detective Back On the Job After Shooting

N.J. Detective Back On the Job After Shooting

Detective Rachel Morgan's psychological recovery has been helped by her membership in the "Swiss Cheese Club," a group of officers shot in the line of duty who provided timely support. 

September 2, 2012

Ways To End Vehicle Pursuits

Ways To End Vehicle Pursuits

Stationary roadblocks are no longer in wide use, but several innovative products could help officers safely end vehicle pursuits.

January 12, 2012