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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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Exiting your squad when a citizen approaches

In this tactical tip, Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith (ret.) discusses the best way to exit your parked vehicle... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only


Intersections: An enemy in waiting Travis Yates - Police Driving:
Safety Behind the Wheel

Intersections: An enemy in waiting

DOT says that 40 percent of all vehicle collisions occur in intersections — here are 12 tips, thoughts, and techniques to consider as you drive through the crossroads - Full Story


'Professional courtesy' for NJ trooper raises questions

N.J. State Police looks the other way after fellow trooper drinks and drives - Full Story


Wis. deputy killed by suspected drunk driver

The officer was responding to a call when his squad car collided with a pickup truck - Full Story


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?


Fla. police ban texting while on patrol

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


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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10-8: Life on the Line 10-8: Life on the Line
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with the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ)