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Foot pursuits: Strategies and tactics for winning

In foot pursuits, are you a Shepherd, Border Collie, Bloodhound, Pointer, or a hybrid?

“209. I’m in foot pursuit... puff-puff! The suspect is running... puff-puff! He’s eastbound on Main Street from Oak Street.”

Been there and done that, right? Police officers get plenty of opportunities to engage in foot pursuits. Suspects will run to avoid apprehensions for everything from curfew to murder as in the recent case, where Officer Glen Estrada of the New York Police Department pursued and captured the suspect that had just killed his partner, Officer Peter Figoski, a 22-year veteran of the NYPD.

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