Thursday, August 13, 2015


How well do you know your agency use of force policy, and pursuit policy?  Most officers who are killed in the line of duty are killed in use of force incidents, or driving events.  Knowing your policies are a good way to avoid problems.

When you contact suspects it's important to be guided by the law, your agency policy and officer safety practices and your training.  If you don't know your policy, you may not be able to act within your policy.

Just as training, officer safety and the law changes, so does policy.  The agency I work for has officers review their policies every year at annual review time.  At least then officers will have an opportunity to see them periodically; that's what the SGT Says.

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