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MAN0400(Vehicle Pursuit)

MAN0400(Vehicle Pursuit)

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 Rev. 06/04 1-400
EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND PURSUIT
AGENCY
 
 
Only operate Agency vehicles in an emergency response mode when both
 
MEMBERS
 
an audible signal and emergency lights are activated.
Exercise due care and caution, and shall not operate in excess of a speedreasonable and prudent for existing conditions.
IN DETERMINING DUE CARE AND CAUTION THE FOLLOWING FACTORSSHOULD BE CONSIDERED:EMERGENCY
 
 
SAFETY OF CITIZENS!
 
RESPONSE
 
 
Severity of the call or incident.
 
FACTORS
 
 
Degree of danger to another member or the public.
Potential for property damage.
Proximity to the scene.
Proximity of other law enforcement units.
Locale, road, traffic, and weather conditions.
Type of vehicle being used.
SUPERVISORS
 
 
Shall monitor and evaluate all emergency responses.
Shall have the authority to upgrade or downgrade responses as necessary.
Control the number of vehicles responding to incidents.
MOTOR VEHICLE PURSUITPURSUIT SHOULD ONLY BE CONSIDERED AN OPTION WHEN:DECISION
 
 
All other means of apprehension have been exhausted.
 
CRITERIA
 
 
The severity of the incident justifies the risk.
When the person being pursued poses an immediate threat to others or himself / herself.
DUE CARE
 
 
Members shall exercise due care and caution, and shall not operate
 
AND CAUTION
 
in excess of a speed reasonable and prudent for existing conditions.
 
AGENCY
 
 
Shall utilize emergency equipment that should be sufficient to
 
VEHICLES
 
safely operate in a pursuit situation. The pursuit should not exceed
 
the police vehicle’s capabilities.
 
PURSUING MEMBERS SHALL IMMEDIATELY DO THE FOLLOWING:PROCEDURES
 
 
Advise communications of:1. Initiation of a pursuit.
 
 Rev. 06/04 2-400
2. Reason for pursuit.3. Location and direction of travel.4. Speed involved.5. License number, description of the pursued vehicle.6. Number and description of occupants in the pursued vehicle(s).
 
PURSUING MEMBERS SHALL ABANDON PURSUIT WHEN:
 
Ordered to do so by a supervisor.
The pursuing member believes it is no longer safe to continue the pursuit.
The pursuit is for traffic violations or other minor offenses and the pursued vehicle fails to stop within a reasonable distance.
The violator can be identified and more safely apprehended at a later time.
The vehicle is being pursued by another agency and our assistance is nolonger needed or requested.
ASSISTING
 
 
Shall assume a position of support behind the initial pursuing
 
MEMBERS
 
agency vehicle.
 
 
Shall use caution and follow at a safe and effective distance.
Shall assist the pursuing member with communications when practical.
Shall notify the supervisor of his/her participation in the pursuit.
SUPERVISORS
 
 
Shall monitor and evaluate the pursuit for adherence to policy/procedures.
 
SHALL MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE NUMBER OF AGENCY VEHICLES INVOLVED IN THE PURSUIT.
 
Ensure notification of support units (e.g. MSP Aviation, K-9, etc.) whennecessary.
Employ alternative strategies when appropriate.
Monitoring supervisor shall make the Division Commander aware of anycritical or extraordinary pursuit situation.
FRESH PURSUIT
 
 
If the pursuit results in apprehension, the member shall
 
INTO ADJOINING
 
arrest and return the suspect to Harford County
.
MARYLAND
 
 
If a Law Enforcement Officer of the other jurisdiction request the
 
JURISDICTION
 
suspect to be processed locally, the member shall comply
.
(INTRA-STATE)FRESH PURSUIT
 
 
Deputies may pursue a suspect across state boundaries when the
 
ACROSS STATE
 
member has reasonable grounds to believe that a felony has been
 
LINES
 
committed ( reference:Maryland Criminal Procedure Article 2-301 thru2-309).
 
(INTER-STATE)
 
 
Misdemeanor pursuits across state lines shall require approval by theShift Supervisor.
 
 Rev. 06/04 3-400
The supervisor shall immediately notify the affected law enforcementagency and keep that agency informed of the pursuit.
PENNSYLVANIA
 
 
If the pursuit results in apprehension in Pennsylvania, the member shalltake the arrestee to the court official (District Justice) in the countywhere the suspect was arrested. (Reference Pennsylvania ConsolidatedStatutes, Annotated, Title 42, Section 89-21).
DELAWARE
 
 
If the pursuit results in apprehension in Delaware, the member shall takethe arrestee to the Justice of the Peace in the county where the suspectwas arrested. If the arrest is determined to be lawful, the arrestee will be processed in Delaware pending extradition to Maryland. (ReferenceDelaware Code of 1994, as amended, Title 11, Sub-Sections 1932 and1933).
PURSUIT
 
 
The primary pursuing member shall complete the vehicle pursuit
 
REPORTS
 
report (SO-014) and supplement (SO-002).
After review of the report by the Division Commander, the pursuitreport (SO-014) and any supplements (SO-002) shall be submitted toRecords.
The pursuit report review form (SO-014a) shall be forwarded, by theDivision Commander, to the Pursuit Review Committee Chairman.
The pursuit report review form (SO-014a) or a copy of, shall not beattached to the pursuit form (
SO-014 is a police report/SO-014a is anadministrative form).
All assisting members shall complete report supplements (SO-002).
Reporting procedures also apply when members become involved inother agency’s pursuits.
Shall be completed within 24 hours of the incident.
PURSUIT REVIEW
 
 
The committee shall be comprised as follows:
 
COMMITTEE
 
(1) Captain (Chair)(2) Law Enforcement Supervisors(2) Driving Instructors
 
REVIEW
 
When the Division Commander is made aware of a pursuit situation
PROCESS
 
deemed to be critical or extraordinary, he/she shall forward the pursuitreport to the Bureau Commander, who shall in turn forward the report tothe Chief Deputy. The Chief Deputy shall then consult with the Sheriff for a disposition determination. The Sheriff and Chief Deputy shall havethe option to either forward the report to the Internal Affairs Unit or thePursuit Review Committee for immediate review.
 
Supervisory review and approval shall be completed within three (3)working days of the incident. Final supervisory disposition shall be withthe Division Commander. Upon final supervisory disposition the pursuitreport review form (SO-014b) shall be submitted to the Pursuit Review

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