Police Pursuit & Response-Call Policies
A life-saving policy works when it is mandatory that officers follow the policy.
It is expectation and belief that encourage us to trust the police. We trust the promise that law enforcement personnel and their departments are set up to protect us. We are grateful to the professional members of law enforcement who continue to strive to improve their pursuit and response-call policies.
PursuitSAFETY believes pursuits should only be conducted when there is no other way to apprehend a fleeing driver who poses an imminent threat to public safety, i.e., to prevent future injuries and deaths.
Top Three Policies
Restrictive pursuit polices not only work; they save lives.
Debunking the Myths
Research proves that officers catch most criminals by good detective work, not by a chance encounter and not by a chase. Drivers who flee are going to flee no matter what the policy. People who will pull over appropriately today will do so tomorrow no matter what the policy.
Research to support our stance:
|"Fleeing drivers who are not chased will eventually be caught. Abandoning the pursuit does not mean the officer stops apprehension efforts; rather, the officer initiates other resources to bring about the apprehension." —Lt. John Specht, Hillsboro, Oregon, PD.