Thursday, May 02, 2019

JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF FORTÉ SHIFTS POLICE CHASE POLICY!!!



Credit where it's due, locals have been demanding this one for quite some time . . . And this local law man is the first to work toward change based on community concern . . .

Fox4: After deputy faces charges, Jackson County Sheriff announces changes to vehicle pursuit policy

The statement . . .

From The Jackson County Sheriff Via Facebook:

Upon my appointment as Sheriff in May of 2018, I reviewed several policies of the Jackson County, MO Sheriff’s Office including the vehicle pursuit policy. Controlling factors and outcomes can become challenging due to rapidly evolving circumstances when a Deputy initiates or becomes involved in a vehicle pursuit. It is imperative that a vehicle pursuit policy clearly defines how Deputies initiate or become involved due to the risks associated. I became concerned after careful review of the vehicle pursuit policy that was placed in effect eight months before my arrival. After hearing the concerns of members of the Sheriff’s Office who also shared similar views, I immediately suspended all vehicle pursuits pending a policy review.

In March 2019, the commanders of the Sheriff’s Office met to review the vehicle pursuit policy. After their review, the commanders recommended modifications to the vehicle pursuit policy. The pursuit policy was modified to include guidelines that specify the criteria for Deputies to initiate or become involved in a vehicle pursuit.

Terminology in the pursuit policy was clearly defined to ensure compliance. The commanders reviewed the modified vehicle pursuit policy with sworn personnel after making the necessary modifications. Furthermore, Commanders and Deputies discussed tactics and reviewed options that can be used to produce successful and safer outcomes during vehicle pursuits. After legal review from the Jackson County Counselors, a restrictive vehicle pursuit policy was established on April 13, 2019.

The value of life and property must remain at the forefront of what we do, especially during vehicle pursuits. Vehicle pursuits are necessary to apprehend some felonious criminals who pose a serious threat to the general public. The current vehicle pursuit policy of the Jackson County, MO Sheriff’s Office places a priority on the life of the general public, the Deputy and the suspect. Failing to train and failing to supervise are two paramount areas of concern in the law enforcement profession. I am confident that our restrictive policy addresses those areas of interest and will be useful in protecting life and property.

SHERIFF FORTE
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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely did the right thing here.

Too many people have died in chases over minor infractions. This is a good effort to help reduce confrontations escalating out of control and then innocent people getting hurt as a consequence.

Well done Sheriff.

Anonymous said...

Keystone Cops 2.0

Gringo Empire said...

He get paid all his overtime yet?

Hyperblogal said...

I would modify the policy if necessary, but I wouldn't announce it.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Good point.

Anonymous said...

7:06 7;16 and I . Why announce it? Pull me over ever again with stolen,bad tags????? Bye Asshole!

Anonymous said...

Forte looks like a street bum in that picture. Can’t that freeloader wear a tie and shave that ghetto beard?

Reason KC said...

More transparency is not a bad thing.

Criminals aren't big readers and they don't really watch the news.

Tracy Thomas said...

This is the smart choice. Shawnee did it 20 years ago. and yes to 8:07, criminals aren't big readers...

Anonymous said...

Well, Shawnee is a garbage town so.....

Anonymous said...

High speed chases and the theory of it is the only reason anyone would want to join the force, we all know the technology is out there for a chase to never start in the first place, that can be seen on the cop show that baits car theives to steal cars, with that said that was the law enforcements bait car outfitted with a shut down mode, but in todays technology in every car, there should never be another high speed pursuit, once we get rid of REALITY TV, only then will high speed chases fail to exist, and once it does innocent lives taken by EGO police chases will no longer have to be lost.

Anonymous said...

Hell KC cant close a homicide case 90% of the time and 98 % of those cases dont involve a high speed chase yet innocent people die in a chase, If we had a competant detective department, and a competand police department, run by a competant city leadership, there would never be a need for a high speed chase of any kind that kills innocent citizens. Its time the leadership in this cow town grows the fuck up!!

Anonymous said...

When will forte quit handing out blame to his predecessor and start taking ownership? It's been long enough. Jackson county sheriff's office is a shit show.

Anonymous said...

7:11 is absolutely correct, forte passes the buck to make himself look better, all these announcements he makes are the “hey look at me” kind, he makes a tiny tweak to a rule and bam, he’s suddenly a hero, bullshit, he’s still the same worthless ass person and taxpayer thief we’ve ever seen.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it a felony to flee from the policeman?
If not, why not?