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Bad guys run, because we can't stop you!

November 28th, 2012 @ 9:06PM (9 years ago)

If the lights are red and blue you can run. Remember though, if there solid blue you better stop because KSP is behind you ( or a department that can pursue) !

The wicked flee when non pursueith....

Walkie Talkies

November 28th, 2012 @ 9:15PM (9 years ago)
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Kerry King, the father of Melson's two children, said Wednesday that he nevertheless thinks the department should end all pursuits.

"The public is still at risk," King said. "Somebody is going to die so they can catch a criminal. They should do away with them all together. They've got walkie talkies, helicopters. You can follow them like they did O.J. Simpson, until they run out of gas. Then get them."

We got walkie talkies? Well hot damn!

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 28th, 2012 @ 9:33PM (9 years ago)

Who cares? Check comes in every other week. Let them all go.

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 28th, 2012 @ 10:29PM (9 years ago)

What does the policy say about helping other agencies?

Don't chase them on foot either. If the chief doesn't want officers to get hurt in car chases, then foot chases should be out too. I'm sure more officers get hurt from foot chases than car chases.

Catch me if you can......haha

November 29th, 2012 @ 12:11AM (9 years ago)

On dec 7 I am going to get drunk and drive around until I get pulled over and then just keep driving while laughing at you guys. Chief white wasn't that bad.

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 29th, 2012 @ 12:34AM (9 years ago)

Imagine if Chief White implemented such policy...the chorus would be singing loud that Chief White is siding with the criminals and "thugs" and not letting officers do their jobs. Since Chief Conrad came up the policy, this will be accepted with very little opposition.

Let me get this straight

November 29th, 2012 @ 1:28AM (9 years ago)

So let me get this straight. Chief creates this bad@$$ VIPER unit to seek out the cities most violent criminals so that they can be brought to justice, then he has the VIPER defanged, metaphorically speaking.How does this make sense? This is just ridiculous. I cannot believe that he would take it to this extreme. I understand why he is doing it, but I do not agree. Chief wants to make Louisville the safest city in America, right? Well, doesn't this decision take away from that main objective? He is turning over more power to the criminals and making the city more unsafe because the criminal element in the city knows that they can get away with more now. I don't get it, but I will be at roll call and will continue to do my job and as told.

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 29th, 2012 @ 2:22AM (9 years ago)

Why go out of your way to let the criminals know you will not pursue them?

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 29th, 2012 @ 5:22AM (9 years ago)

I like the chiefs new smart plan it will safe lifes for sure.

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 29th, 2012 @ 7:29AM (9 years ago)

Heading more towards being a security guard agency.

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 29th, 2012 @ 8:56AM (9 years ago)

What other departments have this policy? None that I know of.

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 29th, 2012 @ 9:28AM (9 years ago)
Posted by: Coyote

When things start to unravel, when we find out the next day the pursuit that we canceled was someone that didn't own the car, which is usually the case when the car is stolen, or to my knowledge, (no warrant possible). Or a drunk that refuses to stop, we can't pursue, then they kill someone later that night in another county, then the media finds out we "followed" him for a while but had to quit.

Or another example the guy that was saved by officers that was locked in his car trunk, now they can run, so if that would have happened tonight his life would be over.

When the public has had enough of the thugs, drunks, and dangerous criminals that take advantage of this, then, and only then will things change.

Don't sacrifice yourself for this mindset, because they will burn you over it.

Stay safe, watch out for each other, and try to help people the best you can.

JMHO

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 29th, 2012 @ 11:52AM (9 years ago)

Man I love retirement the dept is becoming a joke.

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 29th, 2012 @ 12:20PM (9 years ago)
Posted by: NRAT
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wow. completely neutered.

I guess this is a solution to our complete lack of police cars. Heck, we don't even need police cars anymore, just a fleet of report takers. what a joke we have become.

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 29th, 2012 @ 12:23PM (9 years ago)

shouldn't we call it LMRT now?

LOUISVILLE METRO REPORT TAKERS

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 29th, 2012 @ 3:33PM (9 years ago)

This department is the best in the nation. Free take home car plus I get paid $60,000 a year to do NOTHING. I'm not allowed to arrest for misdemeanors, I can't pursue anyone, TRU takes all my incident reports. This is great!!! I get paid $300 a day to show up to roll call.

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 29th, 2012 @ 3:38PM (9 years ago)

Wonder what the attorneys will be saying in about a month or two when they don't have any clients. It's time to make the court house completely empty. Don't do anything.

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 29th, 2012 @ 4:56PM (9 years ago)

How many lives would have been lost if the police department that captured Ted Bundy had the Pursuit Policy of LMPD? http://crime.about.com/od/serial/p/tedbundy2.htm?r=facebook

Demolition Man

November 29th, 2012 @ 6:34PM (9 years ago)

-- "We're police officers. We're not trained to handle this kind of violence!"

Sad, but this is what it is coming to.

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 29th, 2012 @ 7:43PM (9 years ago)

Attention thieves: get gas prior to your non violent felonious thefts and you are all good to go.

Thank you.

This has been a public service announcement.

we now resume your normally scheduled program, already in progress.

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 29th, 2012 @ 8:27PM (9 years ago)

The FOP needs to demand for an instant data collection of all terminated or self-terminated pursuits so that the wizards at the puzzle palace can be held accountable in two years. this is a good story from the ausies no less {who we often quote about intelligence led policing tactics}

http://au.news.yahoo.com/queensland/a/-/newshome/12696200/no-pursuit-policy-lets-crims-go/

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 30th, 2012 @ 1:24AM (9 years ago)

This should make handing out tickets a thing of the past. Why would you hand a 150 dollar ticket to someone who was decent enough to pull over. The thug keeps going and doesn't pay a thing, but an honest person who is speeding, stops when you light them, up gets punished? Then the city gets 25 dollars from the court costs to go to the general fund to not buy cars. Take the time to print out a courtesy warning in KY OPS, hand it to them and thank them. Then print out the same courtesy warning and turn it in to be sent through the chain and don't forget to submit it. Written warnings count as a stat in COMPSTAT. Citizen is happy, boss is happy, your happy but unfortunately, thug is happy.

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 30th, 2012 @ 4:19AM (9 years ago)

good god most of you are a bunch of babies.....21 years and I still love to come to work and get the bad guys.....I patrol, make arrest, serve warrants, write tickets, back you other officer, go to court, go to grand jury, pay to wash my take home car. Now stop being babies and do some work.

Chase policy

November 30th, 2012 @ 12:28PM (9 years ago)

Loophole: The new policy doesn't mention chases on foot or in semi-trucks.

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

November 30th, 2012 @ 3:19PM (9 years ago)

If we all stop working it will effectively reduce the Metro Corrections overcrowding, therefore effectively saving the county millions and creating a surplus in funds, therefore effectively creating more money for us to get a decent raise. A work stoppage equals larger raise and we can put attorneys out of business.

Chase them to JTown!!!!!!!

December 1st, 2012 @ 8:32AM (9 years ago)

JTown won't terminate the pursuit. Oh wait, they have a competent chief that feels that his commanding officers and patrolman have enough sense to make the right judgement to continue the pursuit or disengage it. Wonder what's it is like to have a chief that gets it???????

New Louisville Metro Police policy restricts high-speed pursuits

December 1st, 2012 @ 6:29PM (9 years ago)

All you're required to do is your job within existing policy. You initiate stops and if they run, let them go. A mass work stoppage isn't a good idea because if something bad happens while it's on, then the officers are blamed and not the administration. Plus the criminals it emboldens could just as easily be prowling your neighborhood. The administration already has a lot of heat coming down on it for the violent crime rate. If there's a mass work stoppage, it wouldn't be long before people are caught, suspended and fired.