Considerations and tactics for foot pursuit

Whether to start, continue or terminate a foot pursuit can be a major decision. A lot of factors come into play, obviously. Are you alone? What is the offense? Is the person supposed to be armed? Is the weapon a firearm? Am I physically willing and able to get into a fight with this person if he or she decides to fight instead of running? What direction am I going? Where should assisting units go?

Please login as a member to access this area

This PoliceOne article can only be accessed by verified Law Enforcement professionals.
Please sign in or register to view this article.

Copyright © 2020 All rights reserved.