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NCJ Number: 66541 Find in a Library
Title: HIGH-RISK STOPS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Charles Cahill and Associates,
Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Sale Source: AIMS
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Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: SAFE PROCEDURES FOR STOPPING VEHICLES DRIVEN BY POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SUSPECTS, INCLUDING MOTORCYCLE GANGS, ARE DRAMATIZED IN THIS FILM FOR POLICE.
Abstract: THE INITIAL SCENE SHOWS THE DEATHS OF TWO POLICE OFFICERS RESULTING FROM UNSAFE TACTICS USED IN STOPPING A CAR DRIVEN BY A BURGLARY SUSPECT. SAFE PROCEDURES FOR STOPPING THE SUSPECT INVOLVE THE PATROL OFFICER CONTACTING THE BACKUP OFFICER AND THEN FOLLOWING THE SUSPECT AT A SAFE DISTANCE--AT LEAST FOUR CAR LENGTHS BEHIND. OTHER PROCEDURES THAT SHOULD BE FOLLOWED INCLUDE SELECTING AN ADVANTAGEOUS LOCATION FOR STOPPING, USING SHORT WARNING BURSTS ON THE HORN, AND TURNING ON THE LIGHTS AND PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM. ALSO EMPHASIZED ARE SAFE STOPPING PROCEDURES (AT LEAST TWO CAR LENGTHS BEHIND THE SUSPECT'S VEHICLE), USING THE BACKUP CAR AS A COVER WHEN ADDRESSING THE SUSPECT, POSITIONING THE SUSPECT SO THAT A WEAPON CANNOT BE EASILY REACHED, CHECKING THE CAR FOR ADDITIONAL OCCUPANTS AND PLACING THEM AWAY FROM THE PATROL CAR AND EACH OTHER, AND USING PRIMARY OFFICERS TO EFFECT ARRESTS. SIMILAR PROCEDURES ARE SHOWN FOR OFFICERS FOLLOWING A VAN, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF USING A FIRM AUTHORITATIVE MANNER IS EMPHASIZED. SAFE PROCEDURES FOR STOPPING OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE GANG MEMBERS ARE ALSO GIVEN. KNOWLEDGE OF AREA GANGS AND GANG WEAPONS AND EMBLEMS IS UNDERSCORED. THE FILM CONCLUDES WITH A SUMMARY OF THE MAJOR POINTS. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Patrol; Police pursuit driving; Police safety
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