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.
In a new GPS tracking system being tested by Iowa State Patrol, a compressed-air launcher, mounted behind the grille of a police cruiser, uses a laser to target the fleeing vehicle. It discharges a projectile/tag containing the GPS module.
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.