One comment to “Deaths Mount From High-Speed Police Pursuits, Despite Calls to Restrict Them”

  1. Keith Simmons

    A US City based police department could trial a completely different operational model, where a number of drones are positioned on rooftops across the city (resting in charger docks). When a pursuit is required, the police driver hands off the pursuit to a drone operator embedded in the police communications centre. The nearest drone is deployed. The fleeing vehicle is tracked to where it eventually stops and local are police directed to make the arrest at the end point. While this may have many faults, a trial of something vastly different is required. The current pursuit model is a high risk activity for every police force in the world. The technology exists now, it is relatively affordable and could result in a shift in many types of street based policing, including following drug dealers, robbers and identifying criminal activity “nests”. Please try something, rather than throw up your hands and carry on, business as usual.

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