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1

What is Ops 2

Pursuit Driving

2

Will be governed by TCA?

55-8-108

3

What is an Authorized emergency Vehicle?

A vehicle equipped with emergency equipment as required by law

4

What is a Field Supervisor?

Supervisor in command of pursuit-usually the immediate supervisor of the officer initiating pursuit

5

Define motor vehicle pursuit

An active attempt by LE officer in an authorized emergency police vehicle to apprehend a known or suspected violator of the law who is knowingly and actively attempting to elude the police

6

Define primary unit

marked unit which initiates or any marked unit which assumes control

7

Define Secondary Unit

back up to the primary unit

8

Define Reasonable suspicion

belief based upon specific and articulable facts which, taken together with reasonable inferences from those facts, reasonably lead an officer to believe that a person has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime

9

Officer shall only initiate or continue pursuit when there is what?

Reasonable suspicion prior to the beginning of the pursuit that the suspect has committed or is committing violent and or forcible felony

10

What are the types of violent/forcible felonies?

1. Murder
2. manslaughter
3. aggravated assault
4. armed robbery
5. rape
6. aggravated kidnapping
7. child sexual assaults
8. aggravated arson

11

Officers shall not initiate or become involved in a pursuit for what offenses?

1. traffic offenses
2. Misdemeanors
3. non-forcible felonies
4. when suspect flees for an unknown reason

12

Only the ? and ? shall proceed outside the Chattanooga city limits unless otherwise specifically ordered by the Supervisor

Primary and Secondary units

13

Only vehicles equipped with ? and ? and motorcycle units shall participate in pursuit

lights and sirens

14

Units transporting ?, ?, ?, ? or other ? shall not engage in pursuits

1. prisoners
2. Witnesses
3. suspects
4. complainants
5. non-police personnel

15

A pursuit initiated by a motorcycle unit or unmarked unit shall be assigned to the first arriving marked unit

True

16

Officers shall ? continue a pursuit if the primary unit or any supervisor orders pursuit be discontinued

NOT

17

When pursuit is discontinued or terminated, the pursuing officers shall....

turn off all emergency equipment
make the next available left or right turn

18

Officers shall NOT engage in the following conduct except in cases where the use of deadly force is authorized by dept regulations

1. Drive along side of or in front of fleeing vehicle in an attempt to force the vehicle from the road or
2. Bump or ram fleeing vehicle in an attempt to force it from the roadway

19

Officers shall NOT pursue a fleeing vehicle by driving the___ on a freeway, divided highway or interstate

wrong way

20

True/false
No officer may intentionally place himself/herself or their vehicle in the path of a moving vehicle in an effort to stop such vehicle

True

21

Officers initiating pursuit shall _____ activate the ____
___ ____

immediately
primary emergency equipment

22

If the involved officer cannot maintain ____ ____ contact with communication and the supervisor, pursuit driving shall immediately be _____

continuous radio
terminated

23

The active pursuit shall be limited to ____ police units with emergency lights and sirens

two

24

____ units may be ordered to actively engage in the pursuit by the ____ ____ should circumstances warrant

other nearby police units
field supervisor

25

Information transmitted to the dispatcher by officer initiating pursuit:

1. Unit #
2. Present location
3. where the pursuit began
4. dirction of travel
5. reason for the pursuit
6. description of fleeing vehicle
7. description and # of occupants in fleeing vehicle

26

The ____ unit, ___ unit, and ____ ____ shall be the only police vehicles involved in the pursuit unless the ___ ___ specifically approves additional marked units

Primary
Secondary
Field Supervisor

27

The secondary unit shall be responsible for what?

1. Broadcasting the progress of the pursuit
2. controlling pursuit tactics
3. terminating the pursuit when conditions warrant
4. in the event the primary unit is unable to continue the pursuit, the secondary unit shall become the primary

28

A ___ ___ shall monitor the progress of the pursuit and determine whether the pursuit should be continued or terminated

Field Supervisor

29

The field supervisor shall:

1. be in command of the pursuit
2. monitor all radio communications
3. ensure only authorized marked units participate
4. order any necessary response within dept policy to conclude or terminate
5. Become involved if in close proximity
6. Notify dispatch that he/she is actively involved
7. May order additional marked units to join
8. At conclusion, go to scene and take command

30

The field supervisor may order additional marked units to actively join pursuit only under the following circumstances:

1. there is not sufficient # of officers in the primary and secondary units to safely arrest suspects
2. If the primary unit is unable to continue pursuit, and the dispatcher has been informed that the unit is terminating its involvement

31

The officer initiating the pursuit will complete what type of report?

Blue Team-Vehicle pursuit form

32

The commander of the ____ division shall conduct an administrative review of each pursuit

Training division

33

____ ___ techniques are some of the most dangerous practices engaged in by law enforcement

Forcible stopping

34

Spiked stopping devices

1. Shall be deployed only by a supervisor or traffic officer trained in the use of such device
2. shall be placed in such a manner as to not impede flow of lawful traffic or cause damage to any vehicle
3. Supervisor shall notify communications of the location of deployment

35

True/false
No stopping technique or device may be deployed or implemented by any personnel that have not been trained in using the technique or device

True

36

Whenever a spiked stopping device is deployed, it shall be reported on what form?

standard pursuit reporting form

37

Who shall review the standard pursuit reporting form?

chain of command and training commander

38

____ are not an authorized technique for stopping vehicles and shall not be employed to end a pursuit

Roadblocks

39

The use of deadly force is governed by ?

ADMIN 5

40

Officers shall not discharge a ____ from a moving vehicle unless the use of ____ ____ is justified

firearm
deadly force

41

Officers not in a vehicle are prohibited from:

1. firing into or at a moving vehicle unless deadly threat
2. firing at for the purpose of disabling it unless deadly threat

42

Officers shall not become involved in another agency's pursuit unless:

1. Specifically authorized by field supervisor
2. unless it is clear that the other agency's unit is unable to request assistance
3. or the emergency nature of the situation dictates the need for assistance
4. all dept pursuit policies remain in effect

43

All pursuit reports shall be forwarded through the ___ of ___ to the officer's ____ ____

chain of command
division commander

44

Division commander shall review the report as well as:

1. all available evidence including video

45

Division commander shall further route the report to ___ if the documented action is consistent with policy?

IAPro

46

If the pursuit report is not consistent with policy, the reviewing captain shall forward the report to the ___ of _____

Director of training

47

Once the report reaches the director of training, it shall be reviewed by an ____ of use of ___/ ___ ___ committee

executive of use of force/pursuit review committee

48

The Use of Force/Pursuit Review committee shall be comprised of:

1. Neighborhood policing sector captains,
2. the director of training
3. Professional Standards Division commander

49

This committee will make a determination of whether the documented action should be authorized and sent to ____ for archiving or sent to ___ ___ for investigation

IAPro
Internal affairs

50

The ___ ___ commander shall conduct an annual review of all incidents involving vehicle pursuits

Training Unit Commander

51

The training Unit Commander Shall perform the following in regards to use of force/pursuit documents:

1. Conduct an annual review of all incidents involving vehicle pursuits
2. document annual review of pursuit policies and report procedures in an effort to reveal patterns or trends that indicate training needs and or policy modifications
3. analysis shall be submitted to the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief, and Assistant Chiefs by Jan 30th covering the previous calendar year

52

Report flow chart for pursuit forms

1. Officer Documentation in Blue Team
2. Sergeant Review
3. Lieutenant Review
4. Captain Review
a. Consistant with Police- goes to IAPro for Archiving
b. Inconsistent with Policy- goes to Committee Review
Committee Review if approves goes to IAPro for Archiving. If Committee Review does not approve then goes to IA for Investigation