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[Vic] Road spikes end cross-border chase

Postby Richmeister » Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:54 am

Police in Victoria have used road spikes for the first time, after a one-hour pursuit of an allegedly stolen vehicle in north-western Victoria and southern New South Wales.

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The car's tyres, as well as tyres on two police vehicles, were shredded.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/20 ... 528279.htm
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Postby APF » Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:57 am

Not much good to shred the coppers tyres if the crook avoids the spike.......
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Postby Ludacris » Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:35 pm

what did they forget to pull the spikes in.... whats the go there two police vehicles.........

Probably the Cop cars to close to the stolen car.
FORCE, SERVICE and now nothing.....
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Postby Richmeister » Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:53 pm

Officers trained to safely end vehicle pursuits

Wed 18 January 2006

Assistant Commissioner (Education) Leigh Gassner today announced that over 8,000 Victoria Police officers will be trained to use the tyre deflation device, or ‘stop stick’, as a pursuit resolution strategy.

Mr Gassner said the device was part of Victoria Police’s overall commitment to community safety.

“Drivers trying to evade police can reach high speeds. This situation can compromise the safety of the surrounding community,” he said.

“The tyre deflation device is a safe and effective tool to simultaneously reduce the risk to the community and allow police to apprehend the driver.”

Victoria Police successfully used the device in December to end a pursuit that had travelled almost 150 kilometres from New South Wales.

Mr Gassner said strict protocols were in place in relation to the circumstances in which a device would be used.

“A thorough assessment of every vehicle pursuit is conducted to determine if the device is the most appropriate action to take. The device is only ever deployed when the officer in charge of the pursuit gives his authorisation to do so.”

The device works by releasing a spike into the rubber, which deflates the tyre in about 30 seconds. During this time, the driver will experience deceleration and heavy steering, and eventually the car will come to a stop.

Victoria Police will distribute 200 brand new devices throughout the state – 40 to each of the five police regions.

New South Wales Police currently use the same device, and Queensland Police use a similar model.

All operational officers will be trained to use the device and new police recruits will learn the procedures as part of their training in the academy. Officers require reaccreditation in the use of the device every two years.


Michelle Alexander
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http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.as ... nt_ID=3548
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Postby Car RAMROD » Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:44 pm

Its great that Joe Public and the Herald-Sun know before any actual policemen/women do.

Well done Victoria Police, once again you are keeping your members in the loop.... 24 hours after the public!
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