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Just a question to all of you out there. Do any of your departments have policies restricting pursuits for unmarked and 'slick top' cars with no light bar? Was in a pursuit a few days ago and the only avaliable back up was some slick top and unmarked traffic and gang units. Also a few Supervisor SUVs. None of these are allowed to chase unless danger is present- such as shots fired from car and such. They had to call a few units from the NYS police and Onondaga County Sheriffs Dept. to help me. We do not have a small force- City split up into 4 sections- at least 15 cars in each district at any given time= POLICY. To not shorthand those sections- they did not send them to help even though i was at times 2 or three blocks away from them-until it crossed in to their section. Now you guys probably aint aware of our situation. Sherrifs And NYSP patrol areas with no or small police forces. So why should we have short handed those areas to help us out. I mean officer safety is our top priority so why should i wait until those units get there- 4-5 minnutes when there are units 30 seconds away? And sorry bout the length and amount of questions- im new to this. What do you guys think should have been done ?