Use of Force. CONTRACTOR shall develop and implement use of force policies and procedures in compliance with Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, FDC policies and procedures, and accepted industry practice.
Use of Force. The CONTRACTOR’s use of force policy and training program for security staff shall be approved by the CDCR prior to offenders being transferred to the Facility and consistent with the CDCR Use of Force Policy as well as any other applicable use of force law applicable to the Facility or its operations. Following any use of force involving injuries, an incident report shall be prepared and the CDCR staff shall be notified pursuant to Section 4.21 “Notification of Incidents, Emergencies, and Escapes.”
Use of Force. BPD will ensure that all policies and training on use of force provide officers and supervisors with clear guidance on when force is appropriate in accordance with legal and constitutional policing. BPD will revise any policies and create new policies as necessary to meet constitutional standards. BPD will ensure its policies train and incentivize officers to use community policing and problem-solving techniques, including de-escalation, to decrease the need for officers to resort to force. BPD will continue to revise its policies and training to improve its force investigations and reviews of force incidents to ensure proper oversight for officers’ force and tactics leading to force, and to promote accountability. BPD will also ensure that its policies and training conform with legal and constitutional standards for law enforcement interactions with individuals with disabilities, individuals in behavioral health crisis, and juveniles. BPD will seek to partner with community organizations to explore practices to lower the number of incidents involving force, and the amount of force, used against persons with disabilities and in behavioral health crisis. BPD will expand its behavioral health crisis intervention program and seek to work with disability organizations and mental health care providers in the community to increase its ability to divert individuals from the criminal justice system to community resources. BPD will ensure that its policies and training conform with legal and constitutional standards for law enforcement interactions with youth and divert youth from the criminal justice system, where possible. BPD will ensure that its policies and training on transport practices conform with legal and constitutional standards to protect people in BPD custody from harm. It will implement increased auditing mechanisms to ensure that BPD policies and training on transport practices are being followed.
Use of Force. Officers shall use only that amount of force that reasonably appears necessary given the facts and totality of the circumstances known to or perceived by the officer at the time of the event to accomplish a legitimate law enforcement purpose (Penal Code § 835a).The reasonableness of force will be judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene given the totality of the circumstances. Any evaluation of reasonableness must allow for the fact that officers are often forced to make split-second decisions about the amount of force that reasonably appears necessary in a particular situation, with limited information and in circumstances that are tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving.Given that no policy can realistically predict every possible situation an officer might encounter, officers are entrusted to use discretion in determining the appropriate use of force in each incident. Officers may only use a level of force that they reasonably believe is proportional to the seriousness of the suspected offense or the reasonably perceived level of actual or threatened resistance (Government Code § 7286(b)(2)).It is also recognized that circumstances may arise in which officers reasonably believe that it would be impractical or ineffective to use any of the approved tools, weapons, or methods provided by the [Department/Office]. Officers may find it more effective or reasonable to improvise their response to rapidly unfolding conditions that they are confronting. In such circumstances, the use of any improvised device or method must nonetheless be objectively reasonable and utilized only to the degree that reasonably appears necessary to accomplish a legitimate law enforcement purpose.While the ultimate objective of every law enforcement encounter is to avoid or minimize injury, nothing in this policy requires an officer to retreat or be exposed to possible physical injury before applying reasonable force.
Use of Force. Employees involved in the use of force shall be allowed to consult with a Guild representative prior to being required to give an oral or written statement about the use of force. Such right to consult with a representative or with counsel shall not delay the giving of the statement more than five (5) hours. The Employer shall require the Employee to attend critical incident debriefings as arranged by the Department if the Employee is involved directly in a use of force incident resulting in serious bodily injury or death, which the Employer believes may cause emotional distress to the Employee.
Use of Force. The Board will absolve a Unit II employee for using reasonable force in self-defense or in the restraint of a student to prevent harm to that student or to others. In case of legal claim brought by a student and/or the student's parents related to the action above, the Board shall provide legal representation for the Unit II employee and bear the cost of this service.
Use of Force. When an employee uses deadly force which results in the injury or death of a person, the employee shall not be required to make a written statement for seventy-two (72) hours after the incident. The officer may be required to verbally report to a superior officer a brief summary of the incident for the purpose of securing evidence, identifying witnesses, apprehending suspects, or any other exigent circumstances. The affected employee may waive the seventy-two (72) hour requirement. The City shall provide the employee with secure means for communication with any person for whom a legal privilege exists. The Peer Support Counselor Program will continue, with the City and the Union mutually concurring on the appointment of any future support group counselors.