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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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Video: Officer shoots armed suspect in cemetery

Dash cam footage shows the officer fire several rounds toward a shed where the man is standing - Full Story

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Video: Man claims Seattle cop 'choked' him during arrest

Officers were responding to a call for a hit and run when they found the suspect, and struggle ensued - Full Story

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Video: Ohio officer hit by van trying to stop suicidal driver

Officer was trying to use a tire deflation device to stop a suicidal driver - Full Story

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Vt. police lose fleet to fire

Vt. police lose fleet to fire

The town manager received a call that the entire fleet was in flames in the department parking lot - Full Story

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The 'Silent Blue Line' is the ultimate tragedy

The 'Silent Blue Line' is the ultimate tragedy

raditionally, it is very difficult for law enforcement to openly discuss the mistakes they make. It has never been a problem for others to discuss our mistakes but our profession doesn't exactly scrutinize itself. - Full Story

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Highway safety grant funding allowed extra patrol for Thanksgiving commute

Md. troopers were out in full force on the busiest travel day of the year - Full Story

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Video: Parents hire off-duty cops to tail teens

The undercover operation allows officers to tailgate the teens for about 20 minutes at a time - Full Story

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Maine police officer sentenced for reporting to work in her cruiser drunk

She will lose her license for 90 days and pay a $500 fine, but she avoided jail time - Full Story

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Ill. officer struck, killed by tractor-trailer

Ill. officer struck, killed by tractor-trailer

The three year veteran had parked his motorcycle to speak to a driver when the truck struck him - Full Story

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The 'Silent Blue Line' is the ultimate tragedy Travis Yates - Police Driving:
Safety Behind the Wheel

The 'Silent Blue Line' is the ultimate tragedy

It has never been a problem for others to discuss our mistakes but our profession doesn't exactly scrutinize itself - Full Story



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Leadership, Technology and Tactics: Themes from the Street Leadership, Technology and Tactics: Themes from the Street
with Lt. Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.)
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with the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ)