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Deadly force is authorized when?

-Defend yourself or other from what is believed to be imminent threat of death or serious bodily injury
- When necessary to apprehend a suspect who you believe has committed a felony involving the use or threatened use of deadly force (except ADW vehicle)
- When necessary to apprehend a person who has committed ADW with vehicle and you believe it has resulted in serious injury or death.

(the last two require you to avoid voce that might subject innocent to possible death or injury and "all other means have been exhausted")


Is Demeanor a force option?



What are the 7 different use of force options?

Control Hold
Deadly Force
Personal Weapons
Less-Leathel Shotgun


What two key principles must employee's be guided by in the understanding and application of the use of force policy?

-Sound force reasonable for the situation as provided by law and in conformance with Departmental policy.
- The use of only that force reasonable for the situation as provided by law and in conformance with departmental policy


How often shall the contents of 70.6 be reviewed by officers and sgts?



When shall a 268 be done in regards to use of force?

-Whenever any of the force options are use in an enforcement situation. (doesn't include display)
-When the use of a control hold or handcuffs on a suspect results in an injury or complaint of an injury.
- when a high risk or felony stopped is used on an innocent party


When can an officer discharge a firearm at an animal?

-self defense or defense of another
-to destroy critically injured animal, (when safe to do so)
-when necessary to destroy rabid animals or animal attacking livestock


Do you have to have supervisors approval to dispatch animal?

Should be obtained, with consideration to location and employee's experience.


Supervisor Responsibility in OIS

1 notify commander(S) (your agency and local authority)
2 respond and assume IC responsibilities
3- Coordinate resources with the primary agency
4- request appropriate CIIT (if applicable, depends on sop)
5- ensure all the first responders responsibilities have been completed.
6- provide safety of employees, victims, suspects and witness. Make sure all weapons are accounted for.
7-Provide the integrity of shooting scene by establishing perimeter.
8- do not allow allied agency to interview or interrogate our employee until our investigator can be consulted first.
9- use OIS on scene guidelines


What do we do if the primary agency doesn't want to let an supervisor (one rank higher than shooter) form our department in on the interview?

Shall inform employee of the legal representation program


How long do we keep a copy of the shooting report?

10 years plus the current year.


How long do we keep the evince from a shooting?

10 years plus current year unless there is still civil litigation


How much time can an employee receive off after a shooting if its requested by the commander and approved by ACF?

5 days


If the officers soft body armor is penetrated by a bullet what is required?

a report shall be forwarded to business service section w/ 10 working days concerning ballistic protection


For officer safety reason's, what is not discussed when a officer involved shooting is being discussed with the media?

whether or not the officer was wearing a bullet proof vest
Shall not*


Should you try to get the owners permission before dispatching an animal?

if possible


When does the discharge of a firearm need to be reported? 6 of them

1-intentional discharge of any firearm by an officer on duty
2- the intentional discharge of any firearm while off duty, in the direction of or causing injury to any person or toward the property of another person without their consent
3- accidental discharge on duty
4-off duty A/D with a firearm that may be concealed
5-warning shots fired off duty in attempt to apprehend a suspect
6- intentional or a/d by a non uniformed employee while on duty


what is required if you shoot an animal on duty?

shall submit a memo to his commander


Can info b withheld from the media if it can be proven it would jeopardize the investigation or endanger the safety of a person?

YEs, includes employee's, victims, suspects.


When are we exempt from the rules of the road? 4

in response to emergency call
engaged in rescue operations.
in the immediate pursuit of suspected or actual violator
in response to, but not returning from fire alarm


Can you engage in a pursuit with civilian in the car?

should not, peace officers only


Supervisors responsibilities in pursuit? 4

1- shall take active role in pursuit and conduct evaluation
2- discontinue when necessary (unsafe speed, risk vs gain)
3- ensure purist is conducted within policy (# of units, request for air, notification of allied agencies)
4- proceeding to the termination point if at all practicable to supervise and collect info


Is a supervisors permission needed before legal intervention?

should be obtained


Ramming shouldn't occur above what speed?

35 mph


What can you not use spike strips on?

m/c's, haz mat, busses with passengers, anything else that would pose a hazard


If a vehicle experienced brake fade or any other problems during a pursuit, what SHALL they do?

place it out of service


When shall pursuit policy be reviewed?

For officer and sgts, quarterly or when they transfer


What needs to be completed annually by employees every year in regards to pursuits?

CHP 228 Pursuit Policy Attestation


How often does policy require vehicle speedometers to be calibrated?

90 days or 30,000 miles


How should firearms be pointed on a high risk stop?
What about shotgun or rifle?

low ready
low ready, with round racked, and safety on