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.
Shall assume a position of support behind the initial pursuing
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.
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.
If the pursuit results in apprehension, the member shall
arrest and return the suspect to Harford County
If a Law Enforcement Officer of the other jurisdiction request the
suspect to be processed locally, the member shall comply
Deputies may pursue a suspect across state boundaries when the
member has reasonable grounds to believe that a felony has been
committed ( reference:Maryland Criminal Procedure Article 2-301 thru2-309).
Misdemeanor pursuits across state lines shall require approval by theShift Supervisor.