well researched, well-written and well thought-out pursuit policy is not worth the paper
it is written on if it ends there. Just as much thought and research should go into the
training process, tracking and review. All
four of these areas are critical to good pursuit policy:
1. Policy is the
2. Training in
pursuit policy, decision-making, tactics and driving.
data collection allows departments to identify policy weaknesses,
training deficiencies and trends that are critical to successful implementation and
refinement of policy/training.
To have an effective policy each of these four areas must be addressed and weakness
in any of them compromises a successful policy. The most difficult aspect of pursuit
policy is the continued attention to the first four areas and an ongoing departmental
commitment to smarter and safer pursuits.