Traffic Pursuit

Misconduct can refer to traffic pursuit violations, which occur when a police officer engages in a pursuit of a vehicle without following departmental policies and procedures regarding pursuits. This can include engaging in a pursuit without proper justification, failing to terminate a pursuit that poses an undue risk to public safety, or failing to follow pursuit procedures such as notifying dispatchers, seeking supervisory approval, or maintaining radio communication during the pursuit. Police officers who engage in traffic pursuits must weigh the need to apprehend a suspect against the risks to public safety posed by the pursuit. Police departments typically have policies in place to regulate pursuits and to ensure that officers conduct pursuits in a manner that is safe and responsible.