Vehicle Pursuits 1.0

Vehicle Pursuits 1.0 

Who doesn’t love a great car chase? Movies where the police chase the bad guys are exciting, with lots of car wrecks, sparks, flames, storefronts getting destroyed with cars driving down the sidewalks, and ultimately, the movie stars get out of the vehicle and walk away. Like most things we see in the movies, reality is much, much different. This course addresses many of the realities of actual vehicle pursuits, including what we really know about pursuits, the controlling case law, policies and procedures, decision making and tactical dynamics.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training


This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 1.00 hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training


Relias Learning is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course Vehicle Pursuits 1.0, 10397-0158 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive 1.00 hours of continuing education.

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Indiana Law Enforcement Academy


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-VEHP
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Recall and cite critical facts regarding what we know about police vehicle pursuits.
Identify the critical elements of the United States Supreme Court (USSC) decision in Sacramento vs. Lewis.
State the critical standards outlined by the USSC in Graham vs. Connor.
List the three types of constitutional pursuit policies.
Understand the dynamic factors involved in a pursuit.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: What We Know About Vehicle Pursuits A. What We Know About Vehicle Pursuits B. An Interesting Fact Section 3: Balancing Public Safety Concerns A. Balancing Public Safety Concerns B. An Interesting Fact Section 4: Sacramento vs. Lewis A. County of Sacramento vs. Lewis B. An Interesting Fact Section 5: Scott vs. Harris A. Scott vs. Harris B. An Interesting Fact C. Guiding Light for Prosecutors D. An Interesting Fact Section 6: Policy Considerations A. Policy Considerations B. Pursuit Policy Types C. Pursuit Policy Types - Restrictive D. An Interesting Fact E. Pursuit Policy Lessons F. Policy Considerations Section 7: Tactical Dynamics A. Tactical Dynamics – Motivation to Flee B. An Interesting Fact C. Tactical Dynamics D. Terminating a Pursuit E. Reporting Requirements F. An Interesting Fact G. Tactical Dynamics Section 8: Conclusion A. Summary B. References

Instructor: David Lee Salmon II, BS
David Lee Salmon has a BS in Criminal Justice from San Houston State University, Texas. David's background includes being a Law Enforcement and Jail Risk Manager, as well as having served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. He currently is the OSS Academy Training Coordinator, based in Texas, providing Law Enforcement and Corrections staff with online training. David also serves as the Vice-President of the OSS Law Enforcement Advisors, which provides risk management services, expert witness services, training programs, and law enforcement management tools. Disclosure: David Lee Salmon II, BS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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