CHASE RULES: Des Moines Police Release New Policy

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Des Moines police now have a new set of rules to follow when embarking on a chase.

The rules say only marked police vehicles are allowed to engage in a pursuit. They also say a roadblock must be authorized by a supervisor and a broadcast must be made of its location.

In addition, the rules now specify situations when officers should end a pursuit. That includes ending a chase if a suspect drives the wrong way down a road, and if police find out the suspect’s identity and determine the suspect can be taken into custody at a later time.

You can read the new pursuit rules here.


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