This comes in result of the death of an innocent bystander last week. I wrote about the incident in a previous blog.
One part of the article caught my eye:
"We don't use (the PIT maneuver) in our department, we don't teach it."
The safety and the effectiveness of the PIT maneuver can be debated. That is not what I am focusing on here. This shows that a safer pursuit policy is much, much more than what is on paper. Departments must be willing to put in the man hours to correctly train their officers so when the case arises where a pursuit is necessary they can bring it to a safe and quick end. Does anyone know the training hours an officer does in regards to the use of his firearm in comparison to police pursuits? It's time to do a bit of research...