Public and Police Safety Key In New Tasmania Police Pursuit Policy

Public and police safety will continue to be the main focus of a new Tasmania Police pursuit policy.

Announced yesterday, Tasmania Police deputy commissioner Scott Tilyard said the new policy would provide increased clarity for police on when to initiate, continue and terminate a pursuit.

“Our existing pursuit policy has been very effective in reducing injuries and deaths associated with this high-risk area of policing,” he said.

“The new policy aims to further minimise risks.”

Tasmania Police said the new policy draws on best practice from all other Australian policing jurisdictions.

Read more in The Advocate.

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