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Pursuit Response is dedicated to improving law enforcement and community safety during high-risk vehicle events. This advisory group brings the latest research, advocacy, education, training, and technology resources to law enforcement and the communities they serve.
Pursuit Training Articles
- Shortfalls in Basic Police Pursuit Driver Training In the mid-2000s California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) audited police pursuit driver training programs throughout California. Among the study’s many findings was the conclusion that not only was ongoing re-training vital but that California’s basic pursuit training program for cadets was often wanting: Initial review of academy training, as well as survey ...
- Good Pursuit Training Teaches Efficient Driving Response and De-escalation Techniques, Not Just High-Speed Driving While there is still some debate as to what degree a law officer’s age and inexperience contribute to deadly crashes, it’s broadly accepted that speed kills. Unfortunately, most conventional police pursuit training programs don’t successfully train officers to drive at high speeds in realistic, real life environments such as rural, city or congested areas. Pursuit Training for ...
- Police Pursuit Training: EVOCs vs. LED Researchers break police pursuit training programs into two broad categories: physical Emergency Vehicle Operations Courses (EVOCs) and computer-controlled Law Enforcement Driving Simulators (LEDS). Comparing EVOC-based and LEDS-based Police Pursuit Training EVOCs are the traditional “driving ranges,” with their orange cones and patch of standing water. These focus on the fundamentals and motor-learning related to proficient emergency vehicle ...
- High Speed Pursuit and Traffic Crashes: Leading Causes of On-Duty Law Officer Fatalities Although it’s rarely reported, traffic crashes and high speed pursuit kill roughly as many law officers as firearms. According to the nonprofit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, traffic-related incidents have been the leading cause of death for officers in the line of duty for most of the past two decades. These “traffic-related incidents” run the ...
- Traffic Stop – Simulation Training Chuck Deakins, lead specialist in simulation training at FAAC trains a student on FAAC’s Driving Force simulator. By combining driving and use-of-force systems in a single training session, the officer has a much more realistic experience as it relates to patrol duties. This training tool helps officers learn to de-escalate a justified pursuit situation.
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THE COMPLETE SET OF TRAINING SIMULATORS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
Nothing more fully prepares officers for what they will do during a patrol cycle than placing them in those situations during training. FAAC’s Continuum of Training combines driving, use-of-force and incident command systems in a single training session, the officer has a much more realistic experience as it relates to their duties. Officers do exactly the same things in the training room that they do on duty.
In the DrivingForce simulation, officers will receive and respond to calls in the patrol car, conduct an investigation and field interview, make a simulated arrest and implement a level of force necessary to gain compliance from a subject. The most valuable component of this combined training is that it takes the officer from the beginning to the end of a call.
FAAC’s incident command and management simulator solution. It’s built from the ground up to create the most realistic, reproducible, and customizable training scenarios possible for emergency operation centers, municipal crisis teams, first responders, and other safety and security professionals. Each scenario can address all the levels of strategic, tactical, and operational thinking that come into play in a critical incident. RescueSim is inherently scalable, both in terms of class-size, scenario complexity, and organizational hierarchy.
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