WR celebrates new police pursuit rules enacted in Washington

Jun 13, 2024
Written by WR Communications

WR celebrates the enactment of I-2113, a key legislative victory that restores law enforcement’s ability to pursue retail thieves and property criminals in their vehicles. This initiative, effective June 6, 2024, addresses previous restrictive policies on police pursuits that had led to increased criminal activity.

The new rules permit officers to pursue vehicles if there is reasonable suspicion of a crime, aiming to reduce retail theft and property crimes. Chris Loftis of the Washington State Patrol emphasized the necessity of these changes due to the rise in incidents since the 2021 restrictions.

WR remains dedicated to supporting both retailers and law enforcement, promoting safer and more vibrant communities across Washington.


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