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.
John Croop, fleet manager for an Ohio sheriff's office, says that uniformity and consistency are important when upfitting a fleet so officers know how to operate the equipment in the vehicle immediately upon entry.
Officer Ryan Stringer was killed early Sunday morning when his vehicle crashed with another police cruiser as both responded to a robbery call. He had recently returned to work after a bad off-duty motorcycle accident a year ago.