Police Pursuit Driving     [Text-only version for printing]     [back to graphical version]
The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

Web Site Links 

KristiesLaw.org     http://www.kristieslaw.org/indexhome.htm
Kristie's Law is a proposed measure to address safety standards relating to police vehicular pursuits.  It has links to police pursuit information from many states, reports on proposed legislation, media reports of chases, and police and vehicle safety.

Police Pursuit Policies in Other Jurisdictions     http://www.sfbos.org/index.aspx?page=1194
This 2004 report examines pursuit policies of police departments in Los Angeles, San Jose and Oakland, as well as Detroit, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Phoenix and Colorado Springs.

Policedriving.com - Articles     http://www.policedriving.com/Articles.htm
Policedriving.com is the Website of Travis Yates, a police driver training instructor in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  This page has links to many articles on pursuits and other police driving issues.

PursuitSAFETY.org     http://www.pursuitsafety.org
PursuitSAFETY was founded in California in 2007, with the goal of stopping unnecessary police chases to prevent injury or death of officers and the public.  From the organization's mission statement, "We are accomplishing this goal by education programs, public service announcements, fostering pursuit research, and sponsoring and/or promoting legislation designed to strike an appropriate balance between the apprehension of drivers who flee and public safety."  The site has links to recent news stories on pursuit incidents, statistics,  proposed legislation, and more.

Online Databases (Rio Hondo Students only)   

SIRS     http://sks.sirs.com
Search this database for police pursuit driving to find articles and graphics on the subject.

The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books

Encyclopedia of law enforcement
Call number: Ref HV7921.E53 2005

The encyclopedia of police science
Call number: Ref HV7901.E53 1995

Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:

Police patrol

Police pursuit driving

Traffic safety

The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databases - http://library.riohondo.edu/online_databases/index.htm.  Please note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The 2 sample searches below are from the ProQuest database. 
Use Advanced Search and type each tern in a separate box:

    1.  SUB(police pursuit driving)
    2.  SUB(police pursuit driving) AND GEO(california)

Researched and evaluated by:
R. Babou, Librarian 11/2002
last update: K. Bourgaize, Librarian 5/2010

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