Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo wrote to Fleet Management Department Director Victor Ayres, to express his appreciation for employees involved in fabricating the vehicles that will be used in the Pursuit Immobilization Technique (PIT) training. Here’s what he had to say:
“Specifically, I want to recognize the following team members of the FMD Dart Body Shop for their hard work and dedication in producing a quality product that will allow us to properly train officers. These outstanding employees are Jose Munoz, Ralph Nino, Frank Gonzalez and Moises Negrete. I also want to recognize FMD Sr. Superintendent Sam Gonzalez for coordinating the work and for always being responsive to HPD's requests for information regarding the job status,” Acevedo wrote.
“The safety of our citizens and officers is our number one priority when officers engage in a motor vehicle pursuit. The PIT maneuver is another vital tool that HPD officers will have at their disposal to help end pursuits as quickly as possible, thereby reducing the chances of injuries,” he wrote.