Policy Analysis II Paper
Marsha Davis, Mary Morrow, Charles Henderson, Teresa McCalister
University of Phoenix
February 8, 2011
The reason for a vehicle pursuit policy is to have a guideline that allows police officers to consider his or her decision about pursuing a car chase. The police officer has to value two options, the safety of pursuing the vehicle and the harm the chase may cause to other people if the suspect remain at large (Santa, 2010). New Jersey vehicle pursuit policy allows the supervisors to decide the degree of the risk to chase a suspect. In 1993 the policy identified the responsibility of the supervisor to control and manage vehicle pursuit. Later, in 1999 the pursuit policy change to allow law enforcement at their discretion the use of inflation tools during a police chase (Vehicle Pursuit, 1999).
The Tennessee vehicle pursuit policy allows authorize emergency vehicle to respond to emergency calls and when in pursuit of a suspect. The officers can go through the red light and exceed the speed limit as long as he or she does not endanger anyone. The officer has to have his or her blue light and siren on for visibility in the pursuit going through an intersection. If an officer do not drive with precaution and evidence is shown the officer is liable for penalties under the city and state law. The Tennessee law enforcement can pursue a person when the he or she is fleeing the scene, probable cause, emergency response, violent felony, emergency situations and emergency vehicle (Police Vehicle Operation, 2006).
The Ohio vehicle policy recognizes the danger of a high speed chase, and will control the conduct of vehicle pursuits. The officers will move forward to enforce traffic laws and criminal. The officer may pursue a chase depending on road conditions, time of day, during school hours, amount of traffic, and the population density. The officer may...