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
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
No pursuits of fleeing vehicles shall be initiated for burglary of an unoccupied vehicle unless authorized by
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Who should ensure specialty units are requested and respond to vehicle pursuits as needed
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
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
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
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
The Fleeing Vehicle Review Board is composed of?
Three District Captains
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
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
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
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
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