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Vehicle Incidents and Issues

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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September 16, 2011
Police pursuits, seat belts, and the 'Pearly Gates' Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

Police pursuits, seat belts, and the 'Pearly Gates'

You were given intelligence and the ability to make decisions of your own free will. It is your job to consciously decide to keep yourself safe and preserve the precious life that has been granted to you - Full Story
September 11, 2011
10 years after 9/11: Police counterterrorism, then and now Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

10 years after 9/11: Police counterterrorism, then and now

Terrorists will continue to refine their tactics and improve their operational capabilities, so we’re not going to have much of that 'luck' left to rely upon - Full Story
August 10, 2011
A vehicle pursuit is actually an unlawful flight Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

A vehicle pursuit is actually an unlawful flight

United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy recently stated that vehicular flight from a law enforcement officer invites, even demands, pursuit - Full Story
June 15, 2011
Vehicle stop and checkpoint tactics: A safety mnemonic Thane Gallagher - Patrolling the Border

Vehicle stop and checkpoint tactics: A safety mnemonic

If the criminal element is on the freeway, chances are pretty good that someone from Border Patrol is likely to encounter it - Full Story
May 31, 2011
Police ambushes and seatbelts: The debate continues Travis Yates - Police Driving:
Safety Behind the Wheel

Police ambushes and seatbelts: The debate continues

Comments like "I'm afraid of an ambush" and "I may have to exit the car quickly" are by far the biggest reasons used for not wearing seatbelts. - Full Story
May 27, 2011
Police dragged by vehicles: An ever-present on-duty danger Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Police dragged by vehicles: An ever-present on-duty danger

Electromagnetic pulse technology that cooks a vehicle's computer electronics, therefore preventing 'dragged by' incidents, has yet to hit the streets - Full Story
May 16, 2011
Police car maintenance: Do you really need an oil change? Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Police car maintenance: Do you really need an oil change?

New, inexpensive technology tells you the condition of your engine’s oil - Full Story
April 11, 2011
Cops talk about the new Ford Interceptors (pt. 3) Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Cops talk about the new Ford Interceptors (pt. 3)

We close out our roundtable discussion with Officer Terry Bykerk of the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Police Department, Officer Don Spence of the Dundee, (Mich.) Police Department, Lieutenant John Leas of the San Diego (Calif.) Police Department, and Staff Sergeant Chris Whaley, Ontario (Canada) Provincial Police - Full Story
March 24, 2011
Anti-fatigue measures could cut cop deaths 15 percent, researcher claims Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Anti-fatigue measures could cut cop deaths 15 percent, researcher claims

Dr. Bryan Vila, a former 17-year veteran street cop in Los Angeles, says that a mix of poor personal habits and arbitrary agency policies are putting officers at risk - Full Story
March 21, 2011
Study: How cops are dying in vehicles Travis Yates - Police Driving:
Safety Behind the Wheel

Study: How cops are dying in vehicles

Understanding NHTSA's findings on police vehicle crashes - Full Story



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Vehicle Incidents and Issues Columnists

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