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It's evident that dangerous #PoliceChases are not going away. Every year there are many more innocent victims, just like Paul Farris and Walid Chahine, dying for no good reason whatsoever. If we cannot eliminate these deadly pursuits, then we need to show law enforcement that there are other SaferWays to apprehend fleeing criminals. As a result, PursuitSAFETY and Jon Farris are working with companies that have developed unique technology tools for law enforcement.

Follow the links below to learn more about life-saving technology tools for law enforcement. We will add new information as it becomes available.

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Technology-related stories in the News

July 15-17, 2014

Jon Farris, Chairman of PursuitSAFETY, and a group of members went to Washington DC to lobby for police pursuit reduction technology funding.

PursuitSAFETY in Washington DC 1

Candy Priano, Ellen Tucker, Maria Ipina, Congressional Fellow Dr. Brian Crone, Jessica Herrera Rodriguez, Esther Seoanes, Jonathan Farris

 

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Jonathan Farris and Lisa Kaplan, Legislative Correspondent to Minnesota Senator Klobuchar

A letter to Lisa Kaplan
July 24, 2014

Dear Lisa,

On behalf of the PursuitSAFETY team, I’d like to thank you for meeting with us. We truly appreciate the opportunity to share our stories and discuss the need for adding “Pursuit Reduction Technology” as a purpose area in Senator Klobuchar’s COPS bill (S. 2254) as well as in future appropriations for Byrne Grants.

During one of our our meetings we were asked whether DOJ already considers pursuit reduction technology eligible for funding. I have spoken with one of the leading technology companies and learned that their cooperative agreement with DOJ/NIJ is for development of the technology and not for procurement by law enforcement.

Therein lies the problem. NIJ has not moved to the next level to encourage procurement. In fact, the IACP pursuit safety report recommends they do just that. Instead there are indications that another pilot may be in the works. The requested COPs bill language highlights that pursuit reduction technologies should be allowed and considered more heavily due to the many daily pursuits and the resulting injuries and deaths of innocent citizens. You advised that you would speak with the Senator about adding this wording.

In addition to you, PursuitSAFETY presented our requests to staff for Senators Feinstein, Franken and Cornyn and also for House companion bill (H.R. 421) wording via discussion with Brian Crone in Congressman Ben Ray Lujan’s office.

As promised I have provided you with electronic copies of the paper materials which we shared and also on of the photographs taken.

Thanks again for your time and support. I look forward to future dialogue.

Warmest regards,

Jon

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PS: Senator Klobuchar will most likely remember all of the media coverage in Minnesota when my son was killed. You can find video here (http://www.paulfarris.org/story.html).