document Use of Force

In Police Standard Operating Procedures

Use of force has evolved over the years in response to better training, equipment and court rulings. This up-to-date policy is current with US Supreme Court rulings, equipment and new technology available to law enforcement agencies. The use of force exposes both the individual officer and department to civil and in some cases criminal liability.  Police chiefs must ensure their agencies maintain current legally defensible policy on the use of force. Additionally, every officer must train annually on the policy.
Use, Police, Force, Control, Weapon, Standard Operating Procedure, SOP, Continuum, PSOP-004