Foot pursuits are one of the most dangerous actions an officer can take. Your decision to pursue on foot should be made with an awareness of the risk to which you and others may be exposed. Your safety should be of paramount consideration. As with other enforcement actions, the decisions to start and continue a foot pursuit should always be balanced between the need to apprehend the suspect, and the risk posed to you and members of the community. In this course, we discuss factors to consider in your pursuit decision making, hazards you may encounter along the way, and tactical considerations.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
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.
Relias Learning is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course Foot Pursuits 1.0, 10397-0175 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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I. Foot Pursuits A. Fraud Warning B. Navigating this Course II. Introduction A. OSS – Academy® B. Navigating this Course C. About This Course D. Learning Objectives III. Factors to Consider A. Prevention B. Flight Detection C. Decisions D. Evaluate E. Ask Yourself F. What You Can Do G. Safe Distance H. Reactionary Gap I. Cover and Concealment J. Resources K. Setting up a Perimeter L. Use Caution IV. Foot Pursuit Risk Factors A. Consider V. Hazards to Conquer A. Fence Hazards B. Wood Fence C. Chain Link Fence D. Iron Fence E. Backyards F. Ditch and Rapid Elevation Changes G. Mud H. Wet Pavement I. Cold Weather J. Garages and Storage Areas K. Abandoned Homes and Buildings L.An Interesting Fact VI. Tactics A. Slice the Pie B. Weapons C. Moving Behind Cover D. Radio Broadcast E. Running with Gun F. Use of Force In a Foot Chase G. Perimeter H. The Four C’s I. Control J. Securing the Area K. Primary Officer L. Coordinate M. End Operation N. Limited Resources VII. Conclusion A. Be Prepared B. Don’t Become a Statistic C. Summary D. From the Academy Staff E. References F. Congratulations
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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