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.
Dave Smith talks with Michael Snow, Adjunct Instructor for IPTM. Michael specializes in accident reconstruction and teaches officers what to look for and how to investigate accident scenes. With the advancements in technology and motor vehicles, reconstructing an accident scene has become more difficult and officers must understand what to take into consideration.
Excitement is especially high this vehicle-testing season. Several vehicles, including the Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Caprice and Ford Interceptor, are making their police debut as the Crown Victoria is retired.