Kent Police revealed in the early hours of this morning (2nd November) how one of their much-loved police dogs executed the perfect ‘take down’ of a suspect who was fleeing from the police by running across a field in the dead of night following a vehicle pursuit.
The video, filmed by the National Police Air Service (NPAS), shows a vehicle attempting to make off from the police before being forced to stop by a text-book tactical manoeuvre that was carried out by Kent’s Road Policing Unit (RPU).
One of the occupants of the fleeing vehicle immediately makes off on foot, before being caught by police officers who were also chasing the male on foot.
NPAS then hones its FLIR camera onto another suspect that can be seen fleeing across an open field as he manages to create some space between himself and the officers who were chasing him.
At this point, a Police Dog or ‘Land Shark’ is let off of its lead by its handler and manages to chase down the suspect within a matter of seconds.
You will find it hard to find such a great example of how various police resources can come together so succinctly in order to apprehend and detain individuals who want to break the law and who do not want to face the consequences of their actions!
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Two nights ago a team effort with @kentpolice7oaks, @kentpolicedogs and @NPASredhill when a vehicle failed to stop for area patrols. Stinger was deployed and tactical options used to bring the pursuit to a stop. 2 in custody. LN pic.twitter.com/MSbrZOJS6P
— Kent Police RPU #StayHomeSaveLives (@kentpoliceroads) November 2, 2018
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