The Patrol Issues topic page offers news, commentary, analysis, and tactical tips that will help prepare police officers for life on the thin blue line. Suspect contacts, witness interviews, foot pursuits, citizen complaints, angry sergeants, and endless report writing are day-to-day activities for a patrol officer who knows that the “routine” is anything but routine.
A police officer investigates the scene where a man was shot and killed outside the Oakland 'Occupy' encampment where anti-Wall Street protesters have remained for the last month. (AP Photo) Death in a tent at Occupy Salt Lake City
One in five pursuits end in a crash in California, and one analysis says officers balance judgment and policy in their decision to undertake — and follow through with — a chase. Routine but potentially deadly