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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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Vehicle stop and checkpoint tactics: A safety mnemonic Thane Gallagher - Patrolling the Border

Vehicle stop and checkpoint tactics: A safety mnemonic

If the criminal element is on the freeway, chances are pretty good that someone from Border Patrol is likely to encounter it - Full Story

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Video: Runaway police cruiser crashes into cars

Officer failed to put his patrol car in park when he jumped out to chase a group of fleeing juveniles - Full Story

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Texas officer accidentally hits, kills 2-year-old

Child had wandered into street; Officer placed on leave - Full Story

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Detroit cop injured by wrong-way driver

Officer Charles Armor, a 17-year-veteran, is listed in serious condition with internal bleeding and broken bones - Full Story

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Detroit cop injured by wrong-way driver

Detroit cop injured by wrong-way driver

Officer Charles Armor, a 17-year-veteran, is listed in serious condition with internal bleeding and broken bones. The suspect who hit him is in custody. (PoliceOne Image)
Bystanders 'beat up' the violator

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Off-duty cop dies when car plunges into river

Philadelphia Sgt. Stephen Naughton, 55, had just left work at police headquarters - Full Story

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Police ambushes and seatbelts: The debate continues

Police ambushes and seatbelts: The debate continues

Comments like "I'm afraid of an ambush" and "I may have to exit the car quickly" are by far the biggest reasons used for not wearing seatbelts. - Full Story

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Police ambushes and seatbelts: The debate continues Travis Yates - Police Driving:
Safety Behind the Wheel

Police ambushes and seatbelts: The debate continues

Comments like "I'm afraid of an ambush" and "I may have to exit the car quickly" are by far the biggest reasons used for not wearing seatbelts. - Full Story

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Mass. troopers 'tired' of being hit by drunk drivers

Recent crash marks 23rd time in the past year and a half police vehicle has been hit by drunk driver - Full Story

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New tech enables live, HD video from cruisers

Demo cruiser features 5 HD cameras; Capable of sending video to anyone over 4G wireless connection - Full Story



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Vehicle Incidents and Issues Columnists

Police Driving: Safety Behind the Wheel Police Driving: Safety Behind the Wheel
with Travis Yates
10-8: Life on the Line 10-8: Life on the Line
with Charles Remsberg