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Posted almost 6 years ago

 

Who had to use the PIT manuvor, Was it fun?????????????

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This is illegal in the State of Missouri.  But I have heard of some officers using it to stop felons fleeing from the scene.

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I have used the pit manuver several times. During knockout racing that is....lol


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I had to take PIT training when I went to work for DOC back in 1983, but somehow I don't think that's what you are referring to...

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Back in 1978 the PIT maneuver was called an accident!


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Ralph8119 says ...



Back in 1978 the PIT maneuver was called an accident!



Now its called a "purpose"....  Fairfax County, Va., adopted the method and modified the maneuver for police use. Officials at FCPD renamed it the PIT and started teaching other agencies.


FCPD PIT Training

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havent had the opportunity to try it yet.  cant catch up to a car to do it in a chevy impala.


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Yeah thats why they got the Dodge Chargers now... And super charged. Yeaahhh boooyyyyy

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Where I work we call it the "Pursuit Intervention Technique" or Lega Intervention...I say this because I've heard it called by different names. 


I have actually had the chance to PIT a vehicle on a freeway.  It was an attempted homicide suspect that just shot his mother and my partner and I were the primary pursuing officers.  We were reaching speeds of 80-90 mph which is NOT..I REPEAT NOT the recommended speed for the PIT.  35mph -40 mph is the recommended speed from what I've been taught.


Fortunately, we were beginning to approach a major freeway interchange and traffic was starting to back up.  The suspect began to slow his speed and he slowed down to about 60 mph My partner and I had to make a hard decision on whether to PIT him at that speed or allow him to get stopped up in heavy traffic.  If we let him get caught up in traffic we possibly faced a more difficult situation with him using the other innocent motorists as shields or hostages.


We deployed the PIT on his Dodge SUV at about 60 mph and it worked flawlessly.  As we drove past him after the PIT and circled back around I could see the other pursuing units conducting the felony traffic stop.  He was arrested and later convicted.


 


By the way we did the PIT in a Ford Crown Vic.  We have Dodge Chargers but it doesn't matter what type of patrol car you have its the speed at which you deploy the PIT and the placement of the contact that counts.


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Officer P.R. Blas
Reno Police Department - Regional Gang Unit
455 E. 2nd St. Reno, NV 89505

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Sorry one more thing...I know we have talked about not revealing trade secrets on this forum since it isn't law enforcement sensitive...I provided some details about executing the PIT because I know for a fact that it is pretty much posted all over the internet and not as "CONFIDENTIAL" as one would think..  I still agree, however, that there are certain trade/tactical secrets that we must keep to ourselves or to LEO sensitive sites.


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It would be a great tool to stop a chase before it begins.......but we're not allowed. I don't know, I guess it's too progressive for my dept.


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