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.
The owner of a car wash – who wishes to remain anonymous – decided to jump into action when he saw a masked man shoot an Albuquerque cop, then jump into the wounded officer’s cruiser and speed off. The owner followed the gunman, calling 911 from his vehicle.
The bad guys adjust their tactics and behavior based on reality TV shows, their own “training,” and knowledge of how we operate. A few years back, a major East Coast city was dubbed the “car theft capital of the world” and everyone knew that if the police gave chase, the bad guys could simply drive out of the city and the cops would terminate the pursuit. Once the agency obtained a helicopter, things changed. - Full Story