Most currently available pursuit management devices involve deflation of a vehicle’s tires and are typically designed to be carried in the trunk of a patrol car and deployed in advance as the fleeing vehicle approaches.
Surveillance devices allow law enforcement and corrections officers to watch (and thus safeguard) particular locations remotely. Such devices permit officers to observe or find individuals who otherwise might not be visible because of obstructions or darkness. Current technologies include closed-circuit television security systems, a variety of night vision devices using infrared and available light sources, and through-the-wall surveillance devices. The latter have great potential in effectively resolving critical incidents, such as hostage taking
Office of Justice Programs and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. (2001). A resource guide to law enforcement, corrections, and forensic technologies (pp. 1-95) (United States, Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services). Washington, DC: COPS: Community Oriented Policing Services.