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9) However, that authority is subject to a variety of restrictions. Intrastate Fresh Pursuit Thirty-nine States have intrastate fresh pursuit legislation - statutes authorizing county or municipal peace officers to pursue suspected Table 1. 7. Alternation, Coordination, and Duplication of Auxiliary Police Service Delivery in 80 SMSAs Percent of Service Areas in Each SMSA Receiving Service From: Police Service Alternate Producers InterQuartile Median Range Coordinated Producers InterQuartile Median Range Duplicate Producers Median InterQuartile Range Radio Communications 5 0-17 0 0-0 0 0-0 Detention 0 0-12 0 0-0 0 0-0 Entry-Level Training 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-11 Chemical Laboratory Analysis 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-7 Source: Elinor Ostrom, Roger B.

The Future Shire Reeve 51 A SPECIFIC PROBLEM INEFFECTIVE AND COSTLY INVESTIGATIONS Let us explore why our present law enforcement system results in ineffective and costly investigations. The American law enforcement machinery has lumbered on with very little change, in spite of a rising crime rate and a falling clearance rate over the years. From time to time, when crime escalates, there is some public scrutiny of police agencies. Editorials may be written and answers may be demanded as to why a crime increase occurs.

Of the 39 states having specific legislation on intrastate fresh pursuit, 22 authorize all county and municipal peace officers to engage in fresh pursuit throughout their state for any offense. An additional eight states authorize statewide pursuit under at least some circumstances. That 30 states authorize some form of statewide fresh pursuit contradicts any blanket assertion that police officers are unable to pursue beyond their own jurisdictions. Of the nine additional states having other forms of legislation regarding intrastate fresh pursuit, eight authorize county-wide pursuit for any offense.

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