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be in pursuit

Following or chasing someone or something. The burglar got away, but I called the police, and now they're in pursuit.
See also: pursuit

in hot pursuit (of someone or something)

Chasing or pursuing someone or something very closely or with great energy or zeal. The suspect was seen fleeing down Main Street with police in hot pursuit. They've been in hot pursuit of an Olympic gold medal for the last eight years.
See also: hot, pursuit, someone

in pursuit of something

chasing after something. Bill spends most of his time in pursuit of money. Every year Bob goes into the countryside in pursuit of butterflies.
See also: of, pursuit

in hot purˈsuit (of somebody/something)

chasing somebody; trying to catch somebody: He grabbed the jewels and ran, with several customers in hot pursuit.
See also: hot, pursuit
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Blanchard emphasized that many pursuits are called off before they get going because the driver has second thoughts and pulls over after he or she realizes the police mean business.
In the past, problems occurred during multi-agency pursuits and major incidents due to miscommunication and unclear responsibilities.
Police Minister Nick Herbert said the move to put existing guidance on pursuits, drawn up by the police themselves, would make a "significant difference" on the ground.
The LAPD has expressed concern about allowing security officers to engage in pursuits, which are inherently dangerous and should be limited in general, said Cmdr.
Last year the PCA published a report into the way police pursuits are carried out after an almost five-fold increase in the number of fatalities since 1998.
Civic skill is the ability to deploy knowledge in the pursuit of political goals--actions such as voting, protesting, petitioning, and debating.
He agreed that pursuits could be dangerous and should not be engaged in lightly and there should be a tactic in place to end the pursuit and bring it to a safe conclusion.
Activity pursuits refer to any activity outside of activities of daily living (ADLs) which a person pursues in order to obtain a sense of well-being.
and SAN DIEGO -- New PatrolSim(TM) IVs Enable High Risk Skills Development, Coordinated Pursuit Training and Scenario Building at the San Diego Regional Public Safety Training Institute
First, the majority of police pursuits involve a stop for a traffic violation.
Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs' President Roy Burns said criticism by Special Counsel Merrick Bobb in a 2003 semi-annual report is influencing some sheriff's officials to discourage the use of foot pursuits.
The number of deaths involving police pursuits which have been referred by forces to the independent Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has more than tripled in the last four years.
OTCBB:CYGX) announced today that a suit brought by the US Virgin Island firm of Phanuel Pursuits, L.
It includes a detailed explanation of the use of force during vessel pursuits and port security evolutions.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department came under pressure Friday to fix shortcomings in its new policy on foot pursuits, including requiring deputies to be trained about the regulation.