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Police pursuits in NSW: just the facts and figures

Cooper, K.


ARSC conference 2018

Police pursuits are a contentious area of discussion and often lacks a firm understanding of the actual numbers involved. The NSW Police Force for calendar year 2017 engaged in 2543 pursuits. Each one of these pursuits was monitored, managed and recorded. These records and their analysis provide valuable insight as to who is involved in these pursuits, their duration and corresponding resources applied to them. This in turn informs development of policy and procedures for the NSW Police Force and enables a greater focus for training.