|Conducting a vehicular pursuit exposes the public, the violator, and the officer to a great degree of danger. Deaths and injuries of officers resulting from vehicle collisions outnumber those that result from armed confrontations.
Successful pursuits require immediate and clear decision-making. During a pursuit, officers must rely on skill and training, and must abide by state law and agency policy.
In an effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries resulting from vehicular pursuits, ALERT International and IADLEST, through a Cooperative Agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, are partnering to provide pursuit policy workshops throughout the United States.
This effort addresses law enforcement vehicular pursuit policy issues, including factors to consider when initiating, conducting, and terminating a vehicular pursuit. Techniques discussed in pursuit policy workshops are consistent with the International Association of Chiefs of Police guidelines.
|The four-hour pursuit policy workshop will provide guidance for officers. Training will include:
- Factors to consider when initiating a vehicular pursuit.
- Safe and effective techniques to implement during a vehicular pursuit.
- Methods to successfully conclude a vehicular pursuit.
The workshop is designed to provide law enforcement officers with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and successfully conduct vehicular pursuits.
for updated workshop locations and dates. Workshop registration is available online.
|Eight-hour Train-the-trainer courses will focus on:
- Legal and operational vehicular pursuit policy issues, consistent with IACP pursuit policy guidelines.
- The most advanced and proven techniques for vehicular pursuits.
- Skills and materials necessary to conduct workshops.
There are specific requirements to participate in the train-the-trainer courses. The requirements are as follows, but not limited to:
- Instruct four-hour workshop(s) in local area.
- Report results to PursuitTraining.org database.
Train-the-trainer courses have limited space. Please contact info@PursuitPolicy.org
for more information about attending a train-the-trainer course. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed based on federal per diem rates.