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NCJ Number: 155161 Find in a Library
Title: Development of Pursuit Guidelines for the State of Illinois: A Case Study
Journal: Police Studies  Volume:17  Issue:3  Dated:(Fall 1994)  Pages:43-67
Author(s): M T Charles; J H Auten
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 25
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This case study reviewed the process of pursuit guideline development in Illinois; between February 1993 and March 1994, researchers served as participant observers on the Police Pursuit Study Committee established by the Illinois State Senate.
Abstract: It was found that a cooperative atmosphere between State representatives and the law enforcement community resulted in the development of State pursuit guidelines that were generally acceptable to the police community. It was also discovered that an initiating event was necessary to bring the pursuit issue to the fore on the political agenda and thus begin the process of State pursuit guideline development. The team approach to management was implemented, and complementary management techniques of principled negotiation and incremental decisionmaking were utilized. The Pursuit Decision Tree proved highly successful as an aid in the process of incremental decisionmaking. Broad committee representation, past efforts by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, knowledgeable researchers and committee members, and the support of police agencies proved essential in the development of State pursuit guidelines that would be acceptable to diverse police agencies. 20 references, 1 endnote, and 1 figure
Main Term(s): Police pursuit driving
Index Term(s): Illinois; Interagency cooperation; Police decisionmaking; Police policies and procedures
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