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Search Result: Use-of-Force Policies

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How to...Start a K-9 Unit

February 1, 2003

Initiating your agency’s first K-9 unit is a daunting task. If you’re willing to accept this challenge, then the first thing you need is the support of your department.

On the Cutting Edge

October 1, 2002

No department would dare let said officer hit the street without training and instruction in policies governing the use of a pistol. Many PDs even have policies regarding the use of flashlights. But in most departments an edged weapon/cutting tool clipped to the pocket of the officer's duty pants flies under the radar.

A Capital Success Story

February 1, 2002

According to media accounts, nearly 100 officers who joined the force during a 1989-90 recruitment drive-when background screening and standards were all but non-existent-were later charged with criminal wrongdoing.

Use-of-Force Confusion Killing Japanese Cops

January 24, 2002
Looking for a way to lower the number of officers killed in the line of duty, Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) has released new use-of-force guidelines.

Use of “Less Lethal”: A Case History

August 1, 2000

In the early morning hours of Oct. 14, 1998 a call was received at Placer Co. Sheriff's dispatch regarding a report of a suspect armed with a knife and standing in the street behind a four-plex apartment in a high-density population area.  The situation would be quickly ended without the loss of life, but it could easily have been otherwise.

Dogs of War

December 1, 1998

As police service dog use continues in full swing, a body of special legal knowledge is beginning to develop.

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