FLEEING VEHICLE POLICY

  1. If the decision is made to pursue a fleeing vehicle, who has the obligation and responsibility to justify the continuation of the pursuit.
    The supervisor
  2. What is the most critical element of any fleeing vehicle
    the need to match the level of control with the degree of risk posed by the fleeing individual
  3. FORCIBLE FELONIES ARE?
    • Treason
    • Murder
    • Manslaughter
    • Sexual Battery
    • Carjacking
    • Home Invasion Robbery
    • Robbery/Burglary
    • Arson
    • Kidnapping
    • Aggravated Assault/Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Stalking,
    • Aircraft Piracy
    • Unlawful Throwing, Placing or Discharging of a Destructive Device or Bomb
    • and/or any other felony which involves the use of or threat of physical force or violence against any individual
  4. DEFINE- A motorized mode of transportation being operated by a person who willfully or knowingly refuses to stop or uses high-speed, illegal or other evasive driving tactics in an effort to avoid apprehension
    FLEEING VEHICLE
  5. No pursuits of fleeing vehicles shall be initiated for burglary of an unoccupied vehicle unless authorized by
    A Lieutenat
  6. TRUE OR FALE- A motorcycle officer an/or a unmarked police vehicle with a Department installed lights and siren package may be a Primary Unit in a pursuit
    TRUE, However, they shall discontinue his or her involvement and relinquish control of the pursuit to a marked police vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so
  7. When can officers operating an unmarked police vehicle without a Department installed lights and siren package engaged in a vehicle pursuit
    When it is necessary to apprehend an individual whom the officer reasonably believed has caused serious bodily harm or death to any person
  8. When must an officer operating an unmarked police vehicle w/out department installed lights and sirens terminate their involvement in a pursuit?
    As soon as a marked unit becomes available
  9. When an officer initiates or engages a pursuit of a fleeing vehicle, the officer shall immediately inform the dispatcher of
    • The fact that a vehicle is refusing to stop and is fleeing from them
    • The fact that he/she is pursuing the fleeing vehicle
    • The reason(s) as set forth in this policy for pursuing the fleeing vehicle
    • Location, direction and approximate speed of travel
    • Description of the vehicle and suspect(s)
    • The continuous progress of the fleeing vehicle including vehicle speed, suspects driving behavior and any other information requested by the supervisor to determine whether the pursuit should be continued or terminated
    • Whether the suspect is headed for or enters another jurisdiction
    • Location where the fleeing vehicle is stopped
  10. What are the options to consider when the fleeing vehicle operates against the flow of traffic,  for use by the pursuing officer
    • Terminate the pursuit
    • Maintain visual contact with the vehicle by paralleling the violator on the lawful side of the roadway
    • Request that other officers be assigned to observe exits available to the fleeing vehicleRequest that the appropriate outside agency(ies) be notified if it appears that the vehicle is headed out of the City
  11. How many primary vehicles will be involved in a pursuit?
    No more than 2 Primary vehicles involved in the pursuit unless authorized by a supervisor or exigent circumstances exist
  12. What are some factors the secondary units shall consider the when responding to assist the primary unit in a vehicle pursuit
    • Anticipating the direction of the fleeing vehicle.
    • Attempting to prevent cross traffic that may be at risk by an approaching fleeing vehicle.
    • Administering immediate first aid should a citizen be victimized by a fleeing vehicle. Recovering evidence should the fleeing vehicle’s occupants discard anything
    • Establishing a containment perimeter should the fleeing vehicle stop and the culprit flee on foot
    • maintain their role unless it is requested or necessary for them to become a Primary Unit
  13. What are  some factors the supervisor shall consider during a vehicle pursuit
    • the number of culprits within the fleeing vehicle
    • the number of fleeing vehicles
    • a demonstrated propensity for violence, potential weapons
    • number of victims
  14. Once the supervisor determines the number of Primary Units necessary to engage in the pursuit, they should be required to do?
    Identify themselves via police radio
  15. Who should ensure specialty units are requested and respond to vehicle pursuits as needed
    The supervisor
  16. Because of the inherent hazards of pursuing fleeing vehicles, to both the public and those officers involved, the primary officer and supervisor should considering terminating the pursuit under what conditions?
    • The fleeing vehicle enters a congested area and an unreasonable hazard to the general public exists, including but not limited to active school zones, busy shopping areas, or where dense pedestrian traffic is expected.
    • The risk posed to the public by pursuing the fleeing vehicle is greater than the potential danger should the suspect remain at large.
    • Careless or reckless acts by the suspect are occurring, including but not limited to, excessive speed, disobedience of traffic control devices, or traveling in the wrong direction into oncoming vehicular traffic. The visibility, weather conditions and/or road conditions limit the probability of a safe and successful end to the fleeing vehicle incident
    • The driver of the fleeing vehicle can be sufficiently identified where later apprehension can be accomplished and, the driver is not a threat to the public
  17. Supervisors or officers shall terminate the pursuit of a fleeing vehicle when
    • A supervisor or higher authority orders the pursuit terminated.
    • Pursuing unit(s) loses radio contact with the Communications Center.The pursuing officer feels that pursuing the fleeing vehicle constitutes an unreasonable risk to him/her, to the public or to the participants in the fleeing vehicle incident
  18. Who will the supervisor notify of the incident at the time of occurrence or as soon as possible and ensure that the incident is documented with an?
    • The Shift/Duty Lieutenant
    • Alpha Page
  19. Who is responsible for submitting in writing the fleeing vehicle review detailing the circumstances
    Within 30 days following receipt of the dispatch tape, the Shift Lieutenant or his/her designee
  20. The Fleeing Vehicle Review Board is composed of?
    Three District Captains
  21. The Fleeing Vehicle Review Board shall submit a written report to the who? and within how many days?
    Operations Bureau Major and Assistant Chief no later than three (3) working days after the review is completed
  22. Roadblocks and forcible stops are prohibited with the following exceptions:
    • Utilization must be authorized by a supervisor
    • Only those officers with prior training may deploy the devices
    • To prevent or stop a forcible felony as defined in this policy
  23. Who must communication notify when a vehicle pursuit enters another jurisdiction
    the law enforcement agency within such jurisdiction of the pursuit, its progress, and any alleged violations against the occupants of the fleeing vehicle and the supervisor
  24. If the pursuit leaves the city, the supervisor may advise all involved units and dispatch to change their radio channel to County
    radio channel BCMOPS15, which is located on Papa (P) Channel on all handheld radios
  25. Once the switch to BCMOPS15 occurs, the supervisor shall request the dispatcher to
    activate State radio channel 8TAC91, which is located on Oscar (O) Channel on all handheld radios
Author
TopCat
ID
334685
Card Set
FLEEING VEHICLE POLICY
Description
Policy 306
Updated