To Protect and Serve...Drive to Survive!

To Protect and Serve...Drive to Survive!
Train as if your life depended on it! It does!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


In an effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries resulting from vehicle pursuits, ALERT International and IADLEST are partnering to provide a FREE, comprehensive pursuit management and policy training program throughout the nation.  For those of you unfamiliar with the acronyms, ALERT is the Association of Professional Law Enforcement Emergency Response Trainers International ( IADLEST is the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (  

Recognizing that pursuit driving is a very dangerous activity, police departments around the United States have begun to change their perspective of pursuits and their understanding of pursuit policy and training.  This research has prompted programs such as this, which encourage departments across the country to analyze current pursuit policies and training requirements to ensure their officers are well trained and prepared for the challenges they face on the streets during a pursuit.

This nationwide training effort addresses law enforcement vehicular pursuit policy issues, including factors to consider when initiating, conducting, and terminating a vehicular pursuit.  Procedures discussed in the pursuit policy workshops is consistent with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) guidelines. Participants are encouraged to bring their agency's pursuit policy to the workshop so it may be discussed and compared with IACP's current best practices.  


Who should attend?  Officers, deputies, troopers, on up to the executive levels of Chief or Sheriff.  Communications dispatchers are also encouraged to attend as they are a vital link in pursuit management and tactics.

What does it cost?  This 4 hour course is FREE to attendees and agencies.  Your only investment is your time to attend this course.  

When can I take this course?  Classes are offered all over the nation and can be tailored to meet your specific agency's needs.  View the website at or call 1-888-902-1088 for details.  Classes can be assembled and delivered as quickly as 4 weeks in advance, depending on location.

Where can I take this course?  The instructors will come to you and your agency, anywhere in the United States, including Hawaii.  As a hosting agency, you will be asked to provide the Pursuit Trainers with a training or briefing room that will support audio and visual presentations.  Participant Manuals will be provided by ALERT and IADLEST and participants will receive Training Certificates at the end of the workshop.

Why should I attend?  You will receive the latest information in IACP approved pursuit management, tactics and policy best practices. Whether you are the officer on the street, the supervisor in charge of the pursuit, the radio dispatcher or the police executive reviewing and updating pursuit policy within your agency, you will be given the most current training information to protect yourself against civil and criminal prosecution as well as reduce the risk of serious injury and/or death as a result of a pursuit.  In addition, attendees who bring their pursuit policies for review will receive suggested recommendations for improvement following the IACP model pursuit policy guidelines. Attendees are welcome to take this information back to their respective legal advisors and policy makers to encourage necessary changes in policy and practice that will help reduce exposure to future civil litigation.     

How do I host a workshop or sign up for a class?  You may request to host a workshop at your department or sign up for a training session in your area by visiting the Pursuit Training website at or by calling their toll free number at 1-888-902-1088. The Pursuit Training team will do the rest for you.  

It's not very often that training is offered for free, especially when it can be delivered right to your doorstep. I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to receive the latest in pursuit policy training and management so you and your officers can "Drive to Survive".   

1 comment:

  1. This FREE Workshop will be offered here in San Diego on Tuesday, November 30th, from 1-5:00 pm at the San Diego Regional Public Safety Training Institiute at 4747 N. Harbor Drive and is open to all law enforcement officers, supervisors and managers. Seating is limited to 35 people.

    Sign up on the website at or call 1-888-902-1088.