PursuitSAFETY

aka PursuitSAFETY   |   Chico, CA   |  http://www.pursuitsafety.org/

Mission

PursuitSAFETY®, a national nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is committed to reducing the number of deaths and injuries as a result of vehicular police pursuit and response call crashes. We are working for a safer way® to prevent these tragedies from happening to others and to save lives, especially innocent bystanders and police officers.

Notes from the nonprofit

PursuitSAFETY unites people from around the world with a common goal: To save the lives of and prevent injuries to innocent bystanders and police officers. PursuitSAFETY exists to advance its programs that reduce the number of unnecessary police pursuits and response calls.

Ruling year info

2008

Executiver Director

Esther Seoanes

Main address

47 Edgewater Court % Candy Priano

Chico, CA 95928 USA

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EIN

26-1368084

NTEE code info

Crime Prevention N.E.C. (I20)

Law Enforcement Agencies (Police Departments) (I60)

Victims' Services (P62)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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The Safer Way Award

The Safer Way Award® annually recognizes law enforcement officers who think "outside the box" to avoid triggering pursuits when apprehending suspects, executing arrest warrants, conducting traffic checkpoints, or engaging in other operations that target law violators who might flee. We also recognize departments who put in place sound policies and practices along with effective training programs. The award is given at the Highway Safety Award Ceremony at the annual IACP Conference & Expo (International Association of Chiefs of Police).

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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PursuitSAFETY® advocates well-defined law enforcement policy to ensure the safety of both officers and the public they serve. We also advocate:
•limiting vehicular police pursuits to violent felony offenders, when the need to immediately apprehend a suspect is so great as to outweigh the inherent dangers of the pursuit to innocent bystanders and there is no other way to apprehend them,
•policies that clearly define speed limits for peace officers when they respond to calls,
•mandatory training of officers in their agency’s pursuit policy at least every two years,
•mandatory reporting of deaths and injuries, as well as property damage, in pursuit-related collisions through NHTSA, and
•the removal of immunity shields for officers and agencies to ensure they do not violate their own pursuit and response call policies.

We advocate tougher, consistent penalties for fleeing drivers by pushing for legislation to make fleeing and eluding the police a felony punishable with mandatory prison time. We support civil forfeiture of the fleeing driver’s vehicle.

We support innocent victims of pursuits and response calls. We provide bereaved families and injured victims empathy and advice.
We research law enforcement’s use of pursuit, as well as practical alternatives to pursuit. We gather data on pursuit-related collisions. We research alternative methods of suspect apprehension.

Our Educational Program titled “Pull Over; Have No Regrets” targets young drivers, with emphasis on teens who reside in juvenile hall. Parents, educators, and the public of all ages need to teach young drivers that police pursuits kill—that the consequences for pulling over are much less than what could happen if they flee. Many times when drivers flee from the police, it leads to their death and the deaths of innocent bystanders.

Legislative Initiatives can help make safer suspect apprehension a reality. We asked Congress to add “pursuit reduction technology” to the list of allowable uses for Byrne grants to law enforcement.

We offer assistance to law enforcement through our online collection of pursuit facts, model pursuit policies, and training resources.

We will speak about our work to your law enforcement agency, training academy class, civic association, or school. Contact [email protected] for our list of available speakers.

Financials

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PursuitSAFETY

Board of directors
as of 7/8/2019
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Board chair

Candy Priano

Jeffrey Vesely CPA

Jeffrey G. Vesely, An Accountancy Corporation

Esther Seoanes Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, TX

Mark Priano Account Manager

FiServ

David Ehrensperger Retired - Birmingham, AL

Aaron Nafziger Program Director

Jefferson State Community College Paramedic Program

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No