1.00.040     USE OF LESS LETHAL WEAPONS AND IMPACT/CONTROL DEVICES

                   (CALEA 1.3.4)

 

Impact/control/capture devices, including "pepper spray" but excluding handcuffs, are principally intended for use in non-deadly force incidents by police and police support officers when necessary to:

 

v     Overcome and gain control of persons demonstrating physical resistance or aggressive or violent behavior which poses a threat of physical harm to the aggressor or  to the officer, or to other persons or property; or

 

v     Maintain control over persons in custody, while being transported or while being detained before or after transport, in order to prevent harm to the officer,  the arrestee/prisoner, or to property

 

v     Restrain persons in protective custody situations in the interest of the physical safety of the person, the officer or medical personnel and others involved in providing assistance to that person

 

Impact/control/capture devices will only be used by officers specifically trained in their use by this Department or by another recognized and Department approved training agency.

 

Impact/control/capture devices that are not issued by the Department or authorized are not permitted for use.