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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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Chases among 'most dangerous' parts of job, Calif. chief says

1 in 5 pursuits end in a crash in California's Coachella Valley, and a mix of department policy and personal judgment comes into play when undertaking pursuits - Full Story


Judge: Terror suspect tried to crash into FBI agent

Reed S. Berry, 26, of St. Joseph, Michigan, was under surveillance because of his suspected terrorist links - Full Story


SC campus cops add green vehicles the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

SC campus cops add green vehicles

The Columbia College Police Department purchased Segways - Full Story


Video: Police, bystanders lift car off pinned child

A 6-year-old boy was hit Wednesday morning in front of his school - Full Story


Video: Driver tries to pass, crashes into police car

Dashcam from Czech police car shows Audi plowing head-on into patrol - Full Story


Video: Officer rescue with vehicle

In an open area, sometimes a vehicle must be used to rescue a downed officer. Betsy Brantner Smith explains how to get the officer into the car while still providing cover. - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only


Video: Dash cam shows burning semi rescue

The officers will receive the Dept. of Public Safety's Medal of Valor - Full Story


Video: Cruiser accident interrupts Mich. pursuit

Seen on dash cam, the chase involved patrol cars from multiple law enforcement agencies - Full Story


The evolution of the squad car

The evolution of the squad car

There are so many important factors to consider when thinking about a patrol vehicle for your agency - Full Story

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