Wed, Jan 15


Cathlamet Fire Department

Pursuit Decision Making

Learn how to effectively limit your liability in vehicle pursuits in this outstanding, nationally presented course!

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Pursuit Decision Making

Time & Location

Jan 15, 2020, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cathlamet Fire Department, 255 2nd St, Cathlamet, WA 98612, USA

About the event

This “risk versus benefit” analysis formula can satisfy the courts AND your agency policy. This course will help you prevent police vehicle pursuit tragedies and provides the officer or deputy, patrol supervisor, and agency policy-maker with reasonable “pursuit decision-making” factors for safer and more defensible vehicle pursuits, arrest of fleeing ofenders, and defense of your actions in any venue. This outstanding nationally presented course includes:

  • Court and community standards of evaluating officer conduct in vehicle pursuits
  • Pursuit dynamics and the reality of vehicles at speed
  • Overcoming supervisory and officer pressures in pursuit decision-making
  • Pursuit legal issues and defense
  • De-escalation as a factor in evaluating arrests at the terminus
  • Scott v. Harris, Plumhoff v. Rickard, Graham v. Connor compliant
  • How to functionaly apply the core policy requirement of balancing “the need to immediately apprehend against the threat of the pursuit to the public”

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