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NCJ Number: 148933 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Vehicular Pursuits: An Eight Year Study
Author(s): T J Krzeminski
Corporate Author: Troy Police Dept
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 51
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Troy Police Dept
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data on police pursuits conducted by police in Troy, Michigan, between 1986 and 1993 were analyzed to determine the effect of a policy implemented in 1986 that included a set of procedures designed to restrict and control pursuits.
Abstract: The policy provides restrictions and guidance. It also prescribes tactics and assigns responsibility for pursuit management. A pursuit report must be filed at the conclusion of each pursuit. The report is reviewed at each level of supervision and management so to aid the ongoing review of the policy. The analysis focused on the policy's effect on public safety, including traffic accidents, property damage, and injuries and on apprehension and prosecution of typical fleeing motorists. The analysis revealed that the policy has been effective. It has changed police officer performance, reduced the number of pursuits resulting from minor law violations, and forced the use of alternative methods of apprehension while preserving effectiveness. Ultimately, public safety has been enhanced. Figures and appended procedures, forms, and tables
Main Term(s): Police pursuit driving
Index Term(s): Michigan; Police effectiveness; Police policies and procedures
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