Candy Priano, founder and victim services director of PursuitSAFETY, a national nonprofit organization, is committed to saving lives—the lives of innocent bystanders and police officers. Candy shares many stories with officers and the public. She says, "I was helpless to save my daughter Kristie's life, but I believe her story will save the lives of others."
Her presentations and articles cover the inherent risk of deaths of and injuries to innocent bystanders and police officers as a result of crashes due to police chases and police response calls.
Candy's research includes 10 years of analyzing thousands of deadly pursuit stories, and she is adept at identifying how the outcome of these chases could have ended in a safer way—without the death of an officer or innocent bystander. Candy credits her extensive knowledge to officers who share their expertise with her. She is well-versed with information found in government and law enforcement studies and reports.
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