By Robert Martinez, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Police Department
When we think of the safety of law enforcement officers, we usually think of the dangers they face from armed criminals.
But when they drive a department vehicle, they also face the same kinds of dangers as every other fleet driver, with one difference: to do their jobs properly, they are forced into high-risk behaviors, like high-speed chases and interactions with drivers on the shoulders of roadways with fast traffic, often at night.
So, whether a law enforcement fleet is managed on a stand-alone basis or by an administrator who also handles civilian fleets, law enforcement fleet safety represents a greater challenge than the average fleet, often further complicated by politics and bureaucratic pecking order priorities.
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