A plea is made for better communication among law enforcement, researchers, and engineers to develop useful technology for terminating high-speed pursuits. An overall strategy is presented for developing profiles of typical pursuits. Notable 1995 study data is summarized for 195 pursuits by the California Highway Patrol in the Fresno and Stockton areas of California. Various pursuit characteristics are identified that could be useful in the conceptualization and development of pursuit termination technology. These include the short duration, high speed, and voluntary end of many pursuits, the substantial role of stolen vehicles, a distinctive time period for pursuits, and the limited availability of aerial support. There are few reports on this topic and many research opportunities.
John C. Keller,
"Pursuit profiles: does the technology fit?", Proc. SPIE 2934, Security Systems and Nonlethal Technologies for Law Enforcement, (29 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.265420; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.265420