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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: Ammunition explodes during car fire

Police officers used fire extinguishers as flames set off live ammunition - Full Story

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182 mph YouTube joyride video leads to arrest

A Belgian joyrider’s rare vehicle made it recognizable when footage hit the internet - Full Story

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Police cruisers to serve as NASCAR pace cars

Police cruisers to serve as NASCAR pace cars

NASCAR drivers will chase Ford patrol cars at an upcoming race - Full Story

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Video: Ore. officer crashes cruiser into house

A departmental review with the crash board is pending - Full Story

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Wis. trooper, deputies credited with life-saving moves

Wisconsin state trooper Kate Sampson was just one of a team of good-natured people who helped to save two lives - Full Story

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Dynamic entry... via squad car Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Dynamic entry... via squad car

When lives are at stake, it may be necessary to roll the dice with outside-the-box thinking - Full Story

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Va. police fatally shoot suspect in woman's abduction

A gun-wielding suspect stole a car and took the female passenger hostage, authorities said - Full Story

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Driver charged for ramming truck into police station

Kevin Vary, 51, used his pickup to break through the station's glass doors - Full Story

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Rodney King pleads not guilty to DUI in Calif.

If convicted, Rodney King could face up to a year in jail because of a prior DUI - Full Story

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Let's be honest about our driving speed Travis Yates - Police Driving:
Safety Behind the Wheel

Let's be honest about our driving speed

Since 1999, 43 percent of the officers that have died behind the wheel of the car have done so in single car collisions and this trend remains in 2011 - 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)