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Terms in this set (25)

1. Seriousness of the known or reasonably suspected crime and its relationship to
community safety.
2. The importance of protecting the public and balancing the known or reasonably suspected offense and the apparent need for immediate capture against the risks to officers, innocent motorists, and others.
3. Apparent nature of the fleeing subject (e.g., whether the subject represents a serious
threat to public safety).
4. Extended pursuits of violators for misdemeanors not involving violence or risk of
serious harm (independent of the pursuit) are discouraged.
5. The identity of the subject has been verified and there is comparatively minimal risk
in allowing the subject to be apprehended at a later time.
6. Safety of the public in the area of the pursuit, including the type of area, time of day,
the amount of vehicular and pedestrian traffic (e.g., school zones) and the speed of
the pursuit relative to these factors.
7. Pursuing officer's familiarity with the area of the pursuit, the quality of radio
communications between the pursuing units and the dispatcher/supervisor and the
driving capabilities of the pursuing officers under the conditions of the pursuit.
8. Weather, traffic, and road conditions that unreasonably increase the danger of the
pursuit when weighed against the risks resulting from the subject's escape.
9. Performance capabilities of the vehicles used in the pursuit in relation to the speeds
and other conditions of the pursuit.
10. Vehicle speeds.
11. Other subjects in or on the pursued vehicle (e.g., passengers, co-offenders and
12. Availability of other resources such as aircraft assistance