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CODE 3 IS AUTHORIZED WHEN:
1.In response to a priority 1 emergency call which could result in death or serious injury to a human being, and with the permission of the field supervisor or watch commander; or

2.While in immediate pursuit;

3.In response to an officer needs help call;

4.Any other situation when directed by a supervisor or command officer of the department.
DEFINITION OF CODE 3
By definition, a proper Code 3 response consists of the driver of the vehicle sounding a siren as may be reasonably necessary and the vehicle displays a lighted red lamp visible from the front as a warning to other drivers and pedestrians, and operating that vehicle with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway.
VEHICLE PURSUIT DEFINITION
A vehicle pursuit is defined as an active attempt to stop a moving motor vehicle when the driver of such vehicle is aware of the attempt and is resisting apprehension by maintaining or increasing speed by evading, or by ignoring the officer's attempt to stop the vehicle.
INTIATING VEHICLE PURSUIT
a.When a known wanted felon is in the vehicle.

b.When the occupant(s) of the vehicle have committed a crime in the officer's presence.

c.When the officer has an articulable reason for wanting to stop the vehicle.
TERMINATING A PURSUIT
The primary unit may continue a pursuit as long as it is safe to do so or until directed to terminate the pursuit by a supervisor or command officer.

A pursuit should be discontinued when an unreasonable danger exists to the officers or others.
FACTORS TO CONTINUE PURSUIT OR DISCONTINUE
a.The seriousness of the originating crime and its relationship to community safety;
b.Speeds involved;
c.Location of pursuit;
d.Vehicular traffic, pedestrian, roadway and environmental conditions;
e. when the only known reason for the pursuit is traffic violations or other misdemeanors
f.Suspect is known to be a juvenile
g.Suspect has been identified to the point that later apprehension can be accomplished;
h.Time of day;
I.Weather conditions;
j.Road conditions;
k.Safety of the public in the area of the pursuit;
l.Safety of the pursuing officer(s);
m.Volume of vehicular traffic;
n.Volume of pedestrian traffic;
o.Familiarity of the officer with the area of pursuit;
p.The capability of the police vehicles involved.
q.a result of another police department in our jurisdiction and our assistance is no longer needed.
CONTROL OF PURSUIT
immediately notify the Communications Center of the:

a.License number, if possible;
b.Location.
c.Description of vehicle;
d.Number of occupants, including description, if possible;
e.Any known information about weapons carried by occupants;
f.Reason for the pursuit, including the crime involved;
g.Direction of travel and route during the pursuit, and approximate speed of suspect and officer.
NUMBER OF UNITS PARTICIPATING
The initial pursuing unit (primary unit) and the back-up unit (secondary unit) shall be the only units to pursue the suspect vehicle "Code 3".
Exceptions: The primary unit may request additional units. If the unit initiating the pursuit cannot continue as the primary unit, the secondary unit shall become the primary unit.
PRIMARY UNIT RESPONSIBILITIES:
The responsibility of the officer in the primary unit is the apprehension of the suspect(s) without negligently endangering themselves or others. Unless relieved by a supervisor, the primary officer shall be responsible for controlling the pursuit tactics. The primary officer's responsibilities also include the decision to become involved in a pursuit, whether more than two units should join the pursuit, and whether the pursuit should be abandoned.
SECONDARY UNIT RESPONSIBILITIES:
The secondary unit joining the pursuit shall immediately notify the Communications Center that there are two units in the pursuit. No additional units shall become involved in the pursuit unless they are specifically requested by the primary unit and assigned by the supervisor. The secondary unit shall be responsible for backing up the primary unit and broadcasting pertinent information. If the suspect(s) attempts to flee on foot, the secondary unit, or a responding supervisor shall coordinate the efforts of the apprehension.
PURSUIT OF VEHICLE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE FREEWAY
officers shall not pursue a vehicle the wrong way on a freeway. In the event that the vehicle being pursued enters the freeway the wrong way, the following options should be considered:
a)Requesting assistance from helicopter support units, if available.
b)Maintaining visual contact with the suspect vehicle by paralleling it on the correct side of the freeway.
c)Requesting other units to observe the exits available to the suspect vehicle.
d)Notifying the CHP and concerned police agencies.
PURSUIT LEAVES JURISDICTION
the secondary unit shall:
1)Notify dispatch that the pursuit is entering another County or City.
2)dispatch will contact the agency to give them information.