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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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The Rook, an Armored Critical Incident Vehicle 2013

The Rook is six-tons of pure responsive force! Built by Ring Power in St. Augustine, Florida, it is an armored critical incident vehicle designed and built around a powerful Cat 287C Multi-Terrain Loader with an 84 gross HP engine, 13,000 lbs. operating weight, rugged wide rubber tracks, dual joystick controls, and enclosed cab with air conditioning/heat. Added protection is provided by custom installed bullet-proof glass, and NIJ Level IV armor cab reinforcement fabrication.


Video: Fla. police take down motorcyclist after pursuit

Two officers subdued the man after he was forced to stop fleeing when he reached a dead end - Full Story


LAPD gives new truck to women mistaken for Dorner

Chief Charlie Beck met with the women to apologize and tell them he had arranged for someone to donate a new pickup truck - Full Story


Wash. officer hurt after collision with man, 3 children

20 officers rushed to the scene when she called in the accident - Full Story


Texas police use device to prevent typing and driving

Keyboards will lock when the vehicle exceeds 15 mph to prevent accidents caused by distracted driving - Full Story


Video: 62-car police pursuit a 'perfect chase'

Others aren't so fast to praise the pursuit that left 2 suspects dead - Full Story


Va. deputy succumbs to crash injuries

By PoliceOne Staff PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A deputy sheriff died of a blood clot Sunday that had developed... - Full Story


Tenn. man arrested after fleeing cops twice in 2 days

By Wes Wade The Maryville Daily Times One day after escaping police during a routine traffic stop, a... - Full Story


Video: 'Fireball' crash ends LA high speed pursuit

Car skidded out of control, slamming into a guardrail and bursting into flames - Full Story


Man charged with attempted murder of NJ cop

Troy Hafesh is also accused of burglary, eluding police, leaving the scene of the crash, and other charges - Full Story

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Vehicle Incidents and Issues Columnists

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