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The Wheels of Justice January February 2018

SERGEANT JAMES POST THE 2018 DODGE DURANGO SSV In addition to the pursuit-rated vehicles tested each year by the Michigan State Police (MSP), occasionally, manufacturers will submit prototypes for evaluation and testing. Normally, these results are not published or included in the test results released to Law Enforcement (LE) agencies and the media. This is understandable because these vehicles can rightfully be called “works in progress” and the grueling MSP tests can frequently reveal areas which need more attention. Such…

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Template for a “Standard Operating Policy (SOP) Guidance for Law Enforcement Use of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)” Available

In recent years, small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) have emerged as a new and viable public safety/law enforcement tool. This policy guidance is suggested for law enforcement agencies to use as a general template for developing and enhancing their internal management and operational activities regarding the integration of sUAS into their missions. It should not be construed as the concise final program guidance for any agency, but rather as an example from which agencies can develop and implement their own…