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Archive for Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Chase policy for the Lawrence police

December 3, 2008

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When chasing a suspect, Lawrence police policy states:

• Police vehicles’ emergency lights and siren must be operating.

• Only the number of police cars reasonably necessary should be involved.

• A chase may be initiated when an officer believes a suspect presents a threat to the safety of others, or the need for apprehension outweighs the level of danger created by the suspect.

• At any time during a chase, an officer has the obligation to terminate it if safety conditions outweigh the need to chase.

• A chase will be terminated if the suspect's identity has been determined, immediate apprehension isn't necessary to protect the public or officers and apprehension at a later date is possible.

• When spike strips are deployed, the officer should seek protection away from any moving vehicles.

Comments

tunahelper 6 years ago

and be sure to shoot the bad guys, especially after they have hit and injured a police officer. They should have blown her car off the planet.

greenworld 6 years ago

And when is the last time Lawrence Police terminated a chase....never.

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