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Police Pursuit Driving
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

go to   Web Site Links        Online Databases (RHC Students only)         Books        Library Catalog        Articles        Text-only version for printing

Web Site Links     top

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

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. - Articles 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 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  (RHC students Only)     top

Search this database for police pursuit driving to find articles and graphics on the subject.

Books     top
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

Library Catalog     top
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Articles   top
The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databasesPlease note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The sample searches and articles below are from the ProQuest database.  If you are viewing this subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the links below.   To gain access if you are at home or off-campus, first click here:  Input your student ID number and password [your birthdate].  You will see a list of all the online databases to which you have access.  Click on ProQuest and enter the database.  You may conduct your own searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and click on any of the links below:

SUB(police pursuit driving)
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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