State Police Announce Change to Vehicle Pursuit Policy in Detroit

Contact: Shanon Banner, MSP Public Affairs, 517-284-3222

August 31, 2017

The Michigan State Police is in the process of re-assessing its pursuit policy, known as Official Order 10.  While the policy is under review, the department has announced that, effectively immediately, troopers patrolling in the City of Detroit will be prohibited from engaging in vehicle pursuits resulting from a traffic violation or misdemeanor offense. This policy change will be in effect until Official Order 10 is revised.

At this time, this policy change only applies to vehicle pursuits within the City of Detroit. However, all MSP enforcement members have been reminded that current policy requires our members to weigh the hazard presented by the violator against the risk created by the pursuit in all instances, as well as several other factors to be considered before engaging in or continuing a vehicle pursuit.