Foot pursuits, if not initiated and conducted properly, can be dangerous for officers, bystanders, and suspected offenders. Problems relating to communication and to strategic and tactical decisions, including when officers or deputies engage in solo foot pursuits (either because they are patrolling alone or because partners are split during a chase), need to be addressed to minimize risk to all involved and to avoid unnecessary shootings or other undesired outcomes.
Merrick Bobb, Special Counsel, and PARC, “Sixteenth Semiannual Report on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department,” February 2003. Merrick Bobb, Special Counsel, and PARC, “Nineteenth Semiannual Report on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department,” February 2005
FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, “Establishing a Foot Pursuit Policy,”focusing on the approach used by the Collingsworth (NJ) Police Department, May 2000.http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2194/is_5_69/ai_63016004
International Association of Chiefs of Police, “Foot Pursuit Model Policy” and “Foot Pursuit Concepts and Issues Paper” http://www.theiacp.org/pubinfo/PolCtr.htm
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