Flashcards in USE OF FORCE Model Deck (24)
What is in the centre of the model?
What three words circle around the word Situation?
What are the five levels of behaviour you perceive the person can be exhibiting?
Serious Bodily Harm or Death
What are the five levels of Officer's tactical considerations?
Soft Physical Control
Hard Physical Control
When must a supervisor be notified when a specific use of force option is used? (2)
when a conducted energy weapon has been used
When a member has a firearm discharge they need to notify which OIC?
Officer in Charge of Division of occurrence
Approved Use of Force Options:
Ontario Regulation 3/99 provides that, at minimum, police officers are
issued a handgun
issued oleoresin capsicum (OC) aerosol spray
issued a baton and
trained in officer safety, communication and physical control techniques
Members may use an intermediate weapon such as their issued baton, OC spray or conducted energy weapon
(CEW) as a force option:
to prevent themselves from being overpowered when violently attacked
to prevent a prisoner being taken from police custody
to disarm an apparently dangerous person armed with an offensive weapon
to control a potentially violent situation when other force options are not viable
for any other lawful and justifiable purpose
Handcuffs, leg irons and other restraints authorized by the Chief of Police (e.g. plastic flexi–cuffs) may be used:
to control the violent activities of a person in custody
when prisoners are being transferred from one place to another
to prevent a prisoner from escaping
A peace officer, and EVERY PERSON LAWFULLY ASSISTING the peace officer, is justified in using force that is intended or is likely to cause death or grievous bodily harm to a person to be arrested, if
a) lawful arrest, with or without warrant
b) the offence for which person may be arrested without
c) takes flight to avoid arrest;
d) the peace officer or other person using the force believes on RG that the force is necessary for the purpose of PROTECTING ANYONE from imminent or future death or grievous bodily harm; and
e) the flight cannot be prevented by reasonable means in a less violent manner.
Everyone who is authorized by law to use force is criminally responsible for any excess thereof according to the
________ of the act that constitutes the excess.
nature and quality
Ontario Regulation 926/90 compels members to submit a UFR Form 1 to the Chief of Police when a member
uses physical force on another person that results in an INJURY that requires MEDICAL attention
draws a HANDGUN in the presence of a member of the public, excluding a member of the police force while on duty
DISCHARGES a firearm
POINTS a firearm regardless if the firearm is a handgun or a long gun
USES A WEAPON other than a firearm on another person
For Use of Force reporting is a police dog or police horse considered a weapon?
For the purpose of reporting a use of force incident, the definition of a weapon includes a police dog or police horse that comes into direct physical contact with a person.
Additionally, members are required to submit a UFR Form 1 and what else to the Chief of Police when the member uses a CEW
as a “demonstrated force presence”
in drive stun mode or full deployment, whether intentionally or otherwise?
What units can submit Team Use of Force Reports?
When are they used?
ETF and Public Safety
Team reports are used for situations where force, meeting the reporting requirements, is merely displayed. An incident in which force was actually used, including the Demonstrated Force Presence of a CEW, requires a separate UFR Form 1 from EACH individual member involved.
A UFR Form 1 is not required when:
a firearm, OTHER THAN an issued handgun, is merely carried or displayed by a member
a handgun is drawn or a firearm pointed at a person or is discharged in the course of a TRAINING EXERCISE, target practice or ordinary firearm maintenance in accordance with Service Governance
a weapon other than a firearm is used on another member of the Service in the course of a training exercise
physical force is used on another member of the Service in the course of a training exercise
What are use of force reports collected for?
Use of force reports are collected and used to identify individual and group training requirements, or Service use
of force governance requirements.
Where a court order, subpoena, or prosecutor’s request for disclosure of the UFR Form 1 is received, such request shall be directed to:
Where the request is made under the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act, such request shall be directed to:
Co–ordinator – Records Management Services – Access and Privacy Section.
The unit commander of a member who has been identified with a training issue shall submit a TPS 649 to the _____ detailing the issue.
Unit Commander – Toronto Police College (TPC)
When a member of the Service discharges a firearm, the Senior Duty Officer shall be notified forthwith. The
Firearm Discharge Investigator – Professional Standards (FDI – PRS) shall be responsible for all ADMINISTRATIVE
investigations pertaining to firearm discharges. The discharging officer’s supervisor is required to complete a
___________. Based on the type of firearm discharge a supervisor from the involved member’s unit may be assigned to support and assist the FDI – PRS in the investigation.
Firearm Discharge Report
When issued with and/or authorized to carry firearms or ammunition shall not draw a handgun, point a firearm at a person, or discharge a firearm unless:
there are RGB that to do so is necessary to protect against loss of life or serious bodily harm
engaged in a TRAINING exercise
the discharge of a handgun or other firearm is to call for ASSISTANCE in a critical situation, if there is no reasonable alternative
the discharge of a handgun or other firearm is to destroy an ANIMAL that is potentially dangerous or is so badly injured that humanity dictates that its suffering be ended
After the at–scene portion of the event has concluded shall
UFR Form 1 when force has been used
TPS 105 when injury or illness has occurred
TPS 584 when a CEW is used as Demonstrated Force Presence, Drive Stun Mode, Full Deployment or unintentional discharges...
then do what with them?
Attach the TPS 105 and TPS 584 , as applicable, to the UFR Form 1 and submit to their supervisor prior to the completion of the tour of duty