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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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Report: Pursuits yield high fatalities

Report: Pursuits yield high fatalities

Bystanders account for one-third of those who are killed in police chases, a USA Today review has found. The deaths have communities around the nation wrestling with whether to restrict pursuits only to suspects in violent crimes. Worth the risk?

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Fla. police ban texting while on patrol

Officers also can't talk on their cell phones while driving patrol cars - Full Story

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Ga. officer dies in wreck on way to work

Officer James “Jimmy” Franklin Carter Jr. was an 11-year veteran of the force - Full Story

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GPS catches Mass. officer not working on duty

The officer spent over 40 work hours with his cruiser idle - Full Story

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P1 Tech Help: Balancing safety and productivity of in-car computing John Rivera - Technology Helpdesk

P1 Tech Help: Balancing safety and productivity of in-car computing

Reporting from your squad can help you avoid dangerous situations on duty - Full Story

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NM deputy asleep at the wheel crashes cruiser

Deputy Adrian Chavez, 25, had just finished an overnight shift - Full Story

Tips

Shed comfortable habits so you never 'feel safe'

The other day I saw an officer working a crash. He was able to talk to both drivers at the same time as he sat in the comfort of his patrol car. The drivers door was open allowing one driver to squat down beside him and the other driver was leaning in through the open passenger window. Perfect way to get killed. Get out of your car and hold a clipboard and use an old fashioned item called pen and paper. Or keep the drivers near their vehicles. Being lazy is going to make for more funerals. You young rookies and older "veterans" need to be aware of those around you. The officer told me he felt safe because he had been talking to the drivers a while. Ted Bundy made his victims feel safe too. - Full Story Secure - Login Required

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Texas deputy killed in rollover crash

The officer was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash - Full Story



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with the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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