Why High-Speed Police Chases Are Going Away
Few who flee the police are violent felons. Instead, they are usually 20-something males with bad driving records.
About one-fifth of police departments allow pursuits only for felony offenses, while half require the pursuit to end when the suspect has been identified, according to the IACP study
Grille-Mounted GPS-Tag Launcher Gives Officers Alternative to Pursuits
An alternative to vehicle pursuits
With StarChase, you just tag the suspect vehicle, then fall back and wait
From a Cop
I agree with the other posters. Most of our agencies only authorize pursuits for violent felonies and even then the conditions have to be right when it comes to speed, location, time of day, and pedestrian vehicle and foot traffic. Ya, we all want to get out there and chase until our tires fall of but you got to see the bigger picture and see that sometimes it's not worth it. God help you if you chase someone over a traffic offense or minor offense and there is a crash and some innocent family is killed or something, that's the end of your life as well as your agency will not stand by you and you'll be charged criminally. Yes, FHP can chase for anything, they can PIT cars as well but is it really worth it? They are pretty much on their own when they do it as well. If they are chasing for traffic no other jurisdiction is going to get into it with them, they are pretty much on their own with that. Too much liability these days.