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An officer desiring to carry an electronic control device (ECD) while on or off duty must successfully complete a training course at training academy in the use of the ECD or present a certificate of training from a TCLEOSE approved ECD training course and demonstrate proficiency in the use of the ECD to the ---------- or-----------.

training academy commander
Or his designee

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Upon satisfactory demonstrating proficiency in the use of the ECD, the training academy commander or designee and recommends approval or disapproval for the officer to carry the ECD while on or off duty and routes a written report of the approval or disapproval to – – –

Officer's division commander

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The ECD is preprogram to deliver a – – – electrical burst

Five second

4

Officers must be selected by – – – or – – – to receive the ECD training

Chief of police or designee

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If an officer fails any portion of the ECD remedial training, they will not be authorized to carry an ECD. The officer who has failed remedial training may request authorization to carry an ECD after – – – and if approved must complete the entire block of ECD training.

Six months

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In regards to preoperational check of the ECD prior to going on duty: officers will test fire the ECD once. Accidental discharges of the ECD will require supervisor notification. The officer shall report the incident in writing – – – to his – – –. A copy of the report shall be forwarded to the internal affairs unit.

Through his chain of command to his division commander.

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The ECD is deployed as a non-deadly tool for the officer and is not intended to be used in – – – situations. Personnel shall only utilize the ECD consistent with the training received.

Deadly force

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T or F
The ECD is placed at the same level of force as OC spray/gel.

True

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Officers may use and ECD when:
1)--------- have failed
2) in self defense or defense of a third person 3) subduing or controlling a violent subject 4)subduing an aggressively resisting actor or 5)physical force has proven ineffective or is not a reasonable option based upon the circumstances

Lesser methods have failed

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Officers may use and ECD when:
1)lesser methods have failed
2) in-------------
3) subduing or controlling a violent subject 4)subduing an aggressively resisting actor or 5)physical force has proven ineffective or is not a reasonable option based upon the circumstances

In self defense or defense of a third person

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Officers may use and ECD when:
1)lesser methods have failed
2) in self defense or defense of a third person 3) subduing or controlling a --------
4)subduing an aggressively resisting actor or 5)physical force has proven ineffective or is not a reasonable option based upon the circumstances

Subduing or controlling a violent subject

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Officers may use and ECD when:
1)lesser methods have failed
2) in self defense or defense of a third person 3) subduing or controlling a violent subject 4)subduing -------------
5)physical force has proven ineffective or is not a reasonable option based upon the circumstances

Subduing and aggressively resisting actor

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Officers may use and ECD when:
1)lesser methods have failed
2) in self defense or defense of a third person 3) subduing or controlling a violent subject 4)subduing an aggressively resisting actor or 5)-------- has proven ineffective or is not a reasonable option based upon the circumstances

Physical force

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Improper handling or inappropriate uses of the electronic control devices ECD which may result in disciplinary action include but are not limited to:
1) ------- of the device

Needless display

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Prior to discharging the electronic control device, ECD, the operator should notify others on the scene by announcing – – –

TASER

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What are the preferred target sounds for using an electronic control device?

Below the chest and off center
below the neck from the back position

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A supervisor shall be notified and respond to all scenes in which an electronic control device ECD has been activated. The supervisor will conduct a preliminary assessment of the ECD activation and submit – – –

A report of his findings along with the use of force report

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Improper handling or inappropriate uses of the electronic control devices ECD which may result in disciplinary action include but are not limited to:

2) careless or haphazard ------ of the device

Muzzle control

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Improper handling or inappropriate uses of the electronic control devices ECD which may result in disciplinary action include but are not limited to:

3) use against any person in a ---------

Punitive manner

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Improper handling or inappropriate uses of the electronic control devices ECD which may result in disciplinary action include but are not limited to:

4) use or threat of use of the device during an --------

Interrogation

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Improper handling or inappropriate uses of the electronic control devices ECD which may result in disciplinary action include but are not limited to:


5) using the device to ---------

Awaken a person

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Improper handling or inappropriate uses of the electronic control devices ECD which may result in disciplinary action include but are not limited to:

6)using the device as a -------

A prod

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Improper handling or inappropriate uses of the electronic control devices ECD which may result in disciplinary action include but are not limited to:

7) using the device on ---------person

A helpless or obviously disabled person

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Improper handling or inappropriate uses of the electronic control devices ECD which may result in disciplinary action include but are not limited to:

8) carelessness in its -------

Storage

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Improper handling or inappropriate uses of the electronic control devices ECD which may result in disciplinary action include but are not limited to:

9) ------ of the equipment

Abuse

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Improper handling or inappropriate uses of the electronic control devices ECD which may result in disciplinary action include but are not limited to:
10) failure to report – – –

Damage to the device

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Improper handling or inappropriate uses of the electronic control devices ECD which may result in disciplinary action include but are not limited to:

11) failure to document receipt of a-----------

A new or replacement device or cartridge

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Improper handling or inappropriate uses of the electronic control devices ECD which may result in disciplinary action include but are not limited to:

12) tampering with the --------

Device or the data

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An officer desiring to carry an electronic control device (ECD) while on or off duty must successfully complete a training course at – – – in the use of the ECD or present a certificate of training from a TCLEOSE approved ECD training course and demonstrate proficiency in the use of the ECD to the training academy commander or his designee.

Training academy

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ECD (electronic control devices) shall not be utilized in the following circumstances
1)when the officer knows a subject has come------

Contact with flammable liquids or is in a flammable atmosphere

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ECD (electronic control devices) shall not be utilized in the following circumstances
2) when the subject is in a position to-----

Fall and possibly sustained substantial injury or death

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ECD (electronic control devices) shall not be utilized in the following circumstances
3) punitively for purposes of-----

Coercion

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ECD (electronic control devices) shall not be utilized in the following circumstances
4). To – – – or – – – subjects

Escort or jab

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ECD (electronic control devices) shall not be utilized in the following circumstances
5)– – – Unconscious subjects

Awaken

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ECD (electronic control devices) shall not be utilized in the following circumstances
6) on a – -----prisoner

Handcuffed

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ECD (electronic control devices) shall not be utilized in the following circumstances
7) when the subject is visibly – – – unless deadly force is the only other option

Pregnant

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ECD (electronic control devices) shall not be utilized in the following circumstances
8) The subject is in or around – – –

Water where drowning could result

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ECD (electronic control devices) shall not be utilized in the following circumstances
9)against – – – of any age

Frail persons

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ECD (electronic control devices) shall not be utilized in the following circumstances
10)against persons known to be under

The influence of drugs

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ECD, electronic control devices, should NOT be utilized in the following situations
1) on subjects operating -----
2) on a person operating a self-propelled vehicle
3) when the subject is holding a firearm

Motor vehicles

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ECD, electronic control devices, should NOT be utilized in the following situations
1) on subjects operating Motor vehicles
2) on a person operating a ------
3) when the subject is holding a firearm

Self-propelled vehicle like a bicycle

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ECD, electronic control devices, should NOT be utilized in the following situations
1) on subjects operating Motor vehicles
2) on a person operating a self propelled vehicle
3) when the subject is holding a

Firearm

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ECD, electronic control devices, should NOT be utilized in the following situations
4) when the subject is at -------
5) when deadly force is clearly justifiable unless another officer is present and capable of providing deadly force to protect officers and/or civilians as necessary

Extremes of age (youth or aged) or physically disabled

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ECD, electronic control devices, should NOT be utilized in the following situations
4) when the subject is at extremes of age youth or aged) or physically disabled
5) when deadly force is clearly justifiable unless -------- to protect officers and/or civilians as necessary

Another officer is present and capable of providing that the course

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ECD, electronic control devices, should NOT be utilized in the following situations
4) when the subject is at extremes of age youth or aged) or physically disabled
5) when deadly force is clearly justifiable unless another officer is present and capable of providing deadly force to protect officers and/or civilians as necessary
6) in cases where another officer has already – – –

Successfully deployed and ECD on the suspect

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Supervisor shall ensure fired ECD cartridges are replaced when?

Prior to the end of the officers tour of duty

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Any officer discharging on ECD accidentally or intentionally shall immediately notify – – – and report the incident on riding through his chain of command to his division commander

On-duty supervisor

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And ECD certified officer may remove the ECD darts when penetration has occurred; however, the officer will not remove probes embedded in the– – ------of the subject.
Try to name 9

Face
Eye
Mouth
Neck
hands
female breast area
nipples
Groin
Genitals

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In regards to discharging an electronic control device, Anytime the probes break off inside the suspect the suspect will be------

Transported for medical treatment

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Dispatchers shall dispatch – – – to all scenes where there has been a discharge Of an ECD by San Antonio police officer

Crime scene unit investigators

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When the EMS personnel determine a prisoner does not require further medical attention, The prisoner is transported to – – – by the officer .The officer verbally notifies – – – personnel the prisoner was exposed to an ECD.

Detention facility (goes in both blanks)

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Crime scene unit investigators shall promptly respond to the scene where there has been a discharge of an ECD by San Antonio police officer. The crime scene unit investigator shall place spent probes into – – – as evidence.

Property room

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The armory and supply office replaces ECD equipment returned to the armory by officers and completes the appropriate section of SAPD form # 62-RFI, receipt for issue/replacement OC spray/gel and/or ECD and forwards a copy of the form to – – –

Internal affairs unit

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In regards to electronic control devices, Supervisory officers must understand – – – of all weapons carried by their shift personnel

Maximum effective range

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All ECD's assigned under the supervisor must be downloaded on a –------- basis to keep the time and date accurate

Quarterly

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04 APPROVAL TO CARRY ECD
C. The officer's _____makes a written recommendation approving or disapproving the carrying of the ECD to the ____ and ______.

division commander
Training Academy Section and the Office of the Chief

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.05 ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICE (ECD):
A. When the probes make contact with the suspect, the ECD will transmit electrical pulses along the wires and into the suspect.
1. The pulses can penetrate clothing up to _____ inches in thickness.

two inches

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.07 ECD EQUIPMENT ISSUE
F. Cartridges will not be stored except in the designated issue point, a ____ or _____.

Department locker, or the armory

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.08 PRE-OPERATIONAL CHECK OF THE ECD
A. A pre-operation check of the ECD will be conducted prior to going on duty.
1. The ECD resembles a pistol and it should be handled accordingly.
2. With the cartridge removed and the weapon pointed in a safe direction, the officer will perform a spark display
of the ECD.
3. If the ECD fails to fire or fires slowly, ensure the _______. If it doesn’t work, contact your____ or ____ for replacement.

batteries are fully charged and properly installed
immediate supervisor, or the armory

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.09 ECD DEPLOYMENT
I. Situations appropriate for ECD deployment include, but are not limited to:
1. Probe Mode - Proper application will result in temporary immobilization of the subject and provide the officer a “window of opportunity” in which to take the subject safely into custody. Optimum range for probe deployment is ___ to ___feet with a ____maximum distance.

7 to 15
21 foot

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.09 ECD DEPLOYMENT
I. Situations appropriate for ECD deployment include, but are not limited to:
2. Drive Stun Mode - When touched to the body, the ECD causes significant localized pain in the area touched by the ECD but does not have the effect of ____. The Drive Stun does not ______but may assist in taking a subject into custody.

NMI
incapacitate a subject

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.09 ECD DEPLOYMENT
S. Any officer discharging an ECD accidentally or intentionally shall immediately notify an on-duty supervisor and
report the incident in writing, through his chain of command, to his division commander.
4. The _______shall review the reports and recommendations, and based on the merits, substance, and gravity of the incident, will request further investigation, implement discipline, or recommend no disciplinary action.

division commander

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.10 FIRST AID PROCEDURES
E. If EMS personnel determine a prisoner requires further medical attention, the prisoner is _______, by the officer during transport, to include an ________.

continuously observed visually and audibly
officer riding with EMS

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.11 UNIT RESPONSIBILITIES:
B. Crime Scene Unit Investigators shall promptly respond to the scene where there has been a discharge of an ECD by a San Antonio Police Officer. The Crime Scene Unit Investigator shall place spent probes into the Property Room as evidence by using the following procedure:
1. Leave the wires the way they are and place the probes (if used in probe mode) back into the _____with the _____. Leave the cartridge and wires in the same place where the subject was apprehended and let CSI personnel know where the subject was placed in custody and the direction the ECD was fired.

cartridge
barbs down

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.11 UNIT RESPONSIBILITIES:
B. Crime Scene Unit Investigators shall promptly respond to the scene where there has been a discharge of an ECD by a San Antonio Police Officer. The Crime Scene Unit Investigator shall place spent probes into the Property Room as evidence by using the following procedure:
3. The cartridge shall be placed in an evidence envelope and labeled with a ______.

biohazard sticker