Flashcards in 70.6 Officer Safety Deck (53)
Is demeanor a force option?
What are the seven different use of force options?
What are the two key principles in teh understanding and application in the Use of Force Policy?
Sound professional judgement and the use of only that force reasonable for the situation as provided by law and in conformance with department policy.
(1-4, h2, h2)
The courts have not justified the use of deadly force in all felonies, but only felonies that are what?
Forcible and atrocious which threatens death or serious bodily harm to the officer or other person. (2-1, 1a2)
An officer's finger may be on the trigger of a firearm only under what conditions?
When actually firing the weapon, or when the firearm is pointed at an identified target and the use of deadly force is justified.
Deadly force is authorized under what conditions?
Only under legal authority AND self defense
Defense of Others
An ADW is actually being committed
To Apprehend and ADW suspect that the officer reasonably believes has caused serious bodily harm.
To apprehend a suspect that the Officer reasonably believes has committed a felony involving the use or threatened use of deadly force. (c-8, a1-6)
The discharge of firearms incidents shall be reported under what conditions?
Intentional or accidental discharge of any firearm while On Duty.
Intentionally discharging a firearm while Off Duty at a person or another person's property wihout their permission.
Off Duty accidental discharge (of weapon that can be concealed)
Off Duty warning shots.
Intentional or accidental discharge by a non uniformed employee while on duty.
What must be provided to the office before his weapon can be taken from him?
He must be provided with a replacement weapon.
Who should take a weapon from an Officer involved in a shooting?
The OISIT Investigator should NORMALLY take it.
Is it appropriate to reassign an Office to office duty if he was involved in a shooting?
An Officer involved in a shooting death shall be immediately reassigned until the results of the coroner's inquest, district attorney's and departmental investigation are obtained, or until the division commander directs otherwise. if no death occurred, the Commander may reassign the Officer if a person was injured or if its is of a sensitive nature.
While making an enforcement stop, what is the proper distance between vehicles?
A minimum distance of 10 feet.
When may an Officer speed and/or use a siren during an escort?
When escorting for the preservation of life or expediting military movements during a national emergency.
Should amber warning lights be left on during traffic stops?
No, they should be turned off as long as the vehicles are off the roadway and no harm exists.
What type of patrol vehicle should be used during a pursuit?
A black and white patrol car should take over a pursuit from an unmarked car, SMPV, or M/C.
A vehicle with overheads should take over the pursuit from a slick top.
A marked black and white or SMPV should take over for an M/C unless the M/C is the safest means.
If a pursuit is taken over by another area/agency, should anyone follow the pursuit to the termination?
The initiating Officer and the participating supervisor should proceed to the termination (at legal speeds) IF within reasonable distance.
At what speeds is ramming authorized?
When the pursued vehicle and the patrol vehicle are at 35 mpg or less.
How many officers should be present during a HIGH RISK stop?
Normally a minimum of 3, one may be a supervisor. (8-5, 5b)
When holding a shotgun or tactical rifle in the READY position, should there be a round in the chamber and should the safety be on or off?
A round should be in the chamber and the safety ON.
During a felony stop, what distance should be between violator and patrol vehicle?
What is the preferred position for the first back up unit in a felony stop?
The left V is preferred, the right V is preferred for the second backup.
(8-13, 2a, 2b)
During the High Risk/Felony stops, how should an M/C should be parked?
At a 45 degree angle, 50 - 75 feet from the vehicle.
If a pursuit reinitiates during a felony stop and an M/C officer was the back up officer, What should the M/C Officer do?
He should abandon his M/C and become a partner officer in the patrol car.
During building searches, how many officers should be used during the search?
Searches should be done in 2 officer teams.
What type of traffic enforcement should be done during peak traffic periods?
Enforcement should be limited to hazardous accident and congestion-causing violations. (13-8, b1)
Enforcement action should only be directed towards primary collision factors and should be conducted off the freeway whenever possible. (15-6, e1)
Under what circumstances may an officer conduct a speedometer check for a violator?
Under no circumstances.
When may road blocks be used?
Only during disaster relief or to apprehend a felon that committed a forcible or atrocious felony.
Prior to a road block, where should appropriate warning signed be placed?
In the center of the roadway not less than 300 feet from the road block.
How many departmentally approved control holds are there and what are they?
Bent wrist and twist lock.
How many prisoners (maximum) should be transported in a patrol car?