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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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Special Report: Police Vehicles & Accessories

Special Report: Police Vehicles & Accessories

Squad. Cruiser. Roller. Panda. No matter what you call it, there may not be a more awesome automobile on the road than a police car. In this special section, we examine how aftermarket safety equipment can fortify your mobile office, and consider some eco-friendly alternative modes of transportation. - Full Story


Female cop resigns after hitting pedestrians with cruiser

Although it has been ruled that both the pedestrians and the officer were at fault for the incident, the officer has resigned. Local departments are considering changing laws about using laptops in cruisers as a result.


Drunk driver busted twice at same time

Daylight savings caused suspect to be arrested at 1:08 AM, twice - Full Story


Pa. officer dragged by car, shoots driver

The suspect put the car in gear after being approached by two officers, prompting one cop to fire - Full Story


Alleged car thief made food deliveries

Man stole a car used to deliver Chinese food and continued dropping off orders so he could keep the customers' money - Full Story


Md. state trooper struck by stolen car

The trooper suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is being treated at a hospital - Full Story


LA area bank robbery chase ends in televised death

The man died at the scene after televised news reports showed a single bullet trail plowing through the glass from inside an SUV - Full Story


Ohio woman sentenced to cook Thanksgiving dinner for police

She also was placed on probation for one year for knocking over a police officer while he was directing traffic - Full Story


P1 Photo of the Week: Traffic Safety PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Traffic Safety

(PoliceOne Image) This week’s photo comes from Officer Kerri Rivas of the California Highway Pat... - Full Story

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