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Vehicle Incidents and Issues

The Vehicle Incidents and Issues topic deals with issues related to specialized patrols like motorcycle units as well as vehicular risks and challenges to law enforcement, including vehicle crashes involving police and vehicular assaults against officers. From single-car traffic accidents to high-speed pursuits, most law enforcement injuries and fatalities occur in, or immediately outside of, a police officer’s vehicle.
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July 31, 2015

Video: NJ sheriff's deputy rescues child from hot minivan

The officer smashed the window of a hot minivan to rescue a child who was sweating profusely - Full Story
July 31, 2015

2 Fla. cops injured after cruisers collide

An off-duty officer attempted to make a left turn into a shopping plaza when the two marked cars collided - Full Story
July 31, 2015

Mo. cop adopts puppy he saved from hot car

Officer saw dog left in car for over two hours and rescued him by breaking back window with baton - Full Story
July 31, 2015
Vehicle hits Capitol grounds barricade, driver charged

Vehicle hits Capitol grounds barricade, driver charged

US Capitol Police arrest a man after he crashed head-on into barricade at the Capitol grounds entrance - Full Story
July 31, 2015

Man buys car after taking $150K left by NJ ATM workers

Investigators determined the ATM workers were not involved in the theft - Full Story
July 30, 2015

Video: Police release footage of Chattanooga shooter's DUI stop

Police released dashcam footage of gunman being pulled over on April 20 and undergoing roadside sobriety checks - Full Story
July 30, 2015

US court says Ill. drug-sniffing dog fails the smell test

Judges are concerned that dogs who always signal for drugs might give police 'pretext' to search anyone's car - Full Story
July 29, 2015

Standoff ends when Colo. man shoots himself in cruiser

Man escaped handcuffs and held gun to his head, causing a standoff with police - Full Story
July 28, 2015

Texas jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death

Police said they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving in jail - Full Story
July 28, 2015

SF police department’s new quadski travels land and sea

Onlookers were impressed with the ‘James Bond’ vehicle - Full Story



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Vehicle Incidents and Issues Columnists

Police Driving: Safety Behind the Wheel Police Driving: Safety Behind the Wheel
with Travis Yates
Leadership, Technology and Tactics: Themes from the Street Leadership, Technology and Tactics: Themes from the Street
with Lt. Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.)