The Suspect Pursuit topic provides tips, expert columns, and news related to police chases and high-speed pursuits. High-speed pursuits are a challenging and dangerous task that not only endanger police but also put the suspect and the public in harms way. This topic is aimed at arming officers with the information and technology they need to safely and successful complete suspect pursuits.
Dash cam footage captures the moment a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper is dragged during a traffic stop and is forced to shoot the driver, who was high on methamphetamine. Both the trooper and driver survived the incident.
Bystanders account for one-third of those who are killed in police chases, a USA Today review has found. The deaths have communities around the nation wrestling with whether to restrict pursuits only to suspects in violent crimes. Worth the risk?
On March 21, 2009, four brave Oakland officers were killed in the line of duty — engaged in the noble but dangerous calling that is law enforcement. Officers Mark Dunakin, John Hege, Ervin Romans and Daniel Sakai are remembered for their dedication to their families, friends, and a gritty job they loved despite the risks involved. - Full Story