501 - De-escalation & Response to Resistance

In: Policy |

…voluntary compliance or mitigate the continued use of force. ForceForce is the application of physical techniques or tactics, or use of an object, device, or weapon against another…

503 - Use of Conducted Electrical Devices (CED)

In: Policy |

…(including accidental discharges), and review the use of force report and the deputy’s Law and Arrest report. NOTE: Accidental discharges may or may not require use of force reports depending…

505 - Use and Discharge of Firearms

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…should develop reasonable contingency plans for dealing with the animal so that deadly force may be avoided. The use of deadly force in such a situation may escalate the use

618 - Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs)

In: Policy |

…administrative reports as they relate to incidents involving use of force, pursuits, and fleet crashes. When and How to Use the Body-Worn Camera Employees shall utilize the BWC in the…

502 - Less-Lethal Impact & Restraining Devices

In: Policy |

…on HCSO policies governing use of force and lethal and less-lethal weapons. [CALEA Standards 4.1.4 & 4.3.1] Personnel who carry and use a “straight stick” baton, expandable baton, chemical weapons,…

614 - Use of Pen Registers

In: Policy |

use of pen registers in standard, non-emergency investigations. Deputies/Task Force Officers who are assigned to other various federal task forces must also be in compliance with both Texas Code of…

504 - Use of Chemical Weapons

In: Policy |

…complete a use of force report as outlined in HCSO Department Policy #501 – Use of Force, and the employee shall complete an incident report. Revision This policy has been…

511 - Responding to Individuals in Behavioral Crisis

In: Policy |

…minimize the likelihood of the need to use force during an incident and increase the likelihood of voluntary compliance.[CALEA Standard 4.1.1] Department – Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Detentions Mental Health…

803 - Vehicle Pursuits

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…other reasonable means of defense have been exhausted.  In these situations, a Deputy must have an articulable reason for the use of deadly force [CALEA Standard 41.2.2 e] Firing warning…

801 - Operation of County Vehicles

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…an external keyboard or mouse is utilized by the vehicle operator, they shall be secured when not in use. Airbag zone: Airbags detonate with more than 1200 pounds of force

309 - Electronic Media Technology Usage

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…the user in order to protect the integrity of the HCSO information technology resources against unauthorized or improper use and to protect authorized users from the effects of unauthorized or…

402 - Significant Incident Notifications

In: Policy |

…appropriate on-duty supervisor and initiate a report. No use of force report is necessary for an accidental deployment. Any use of OC spray by an employee, or Any use of…

601 - Reports

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…of bank statements and store receipts Required Accreditation Reports [CALEA Standards 11.4.1, 11.4.3] Incident Reporting StandardReportResponsibilityDueTo4.2.1Use of Force MFR Offense ReportDeputy InvolvedIncidentDivision Commander4.2.2Use of Force Report Blue Team Entry/ReviewSupervisorIncidentDivision Commander41.2.2…

514 - Excited Delirium

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…personnel. Some sort of force is used (physical, chemical, or electronic). The subject is restrained. The subject stops struggling, his or her breathing becomes shallow, and within minutes he or…

240 - Dress Code

In: Policy |

…by TCOLE and HCSO Department Policies #501- Use of Force, #502 – Less-Lethal Impact and Restraining Devices, #503 – Use of Conducted Electrical Weapons, and #504 – Use of Chemical…

613 - Asset Seizure, Forfeiture, and Disposition of Contraband Property

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…AFU. Disbursements: Month of disbursement, agency’s cause number, defendant name, amount of cash awarded, property awarded, cause number of property awarded, and property to be used by HCSO or sent…

302 - Professional Conduct Required

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…degree of force necessary under the circumstances. In every arrest or incident where force is used, the facts surrounding the arrest and the use of force shall be fully included…

233 – Personnel Early Warning System (PEWS)

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Use of force, Fleet crash: Only after review by the Department Safety Officer (DSO) and the employee is found at fault, Documented counseling: Only if issued by a supervisor as…

702 – Firearms Control, Qualifications, and Training

In: Policy |

…scene supervisor, the tactical situation requires the use of such ammunition. Otherwise, soft-pointed or hollow-point projectiles will be used. [CALEA Standard 4.3.1] See Attachment B for authorized precision rifles to…

515 - Cite and Release

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…may be jeopardized by the release of the violator. Violator is injured and has not received appropriate medical attention. Force was used (Use of Force) to affect the arrest. Violator…

615 - Emergency Installation and Use of Pen Registers

In: Policy |

…deputy shall: Promptly report the installation and use to the prosecutor through which the device is installed or used, and Within 48 hours after the installation is complete or the…

303 - Conduct Prohibited

In: Policy |

…of aiding such person in escaping the penalty of the law or otherwise improperly use influence to affect the outcome of a judicial proceeding. No employee shall use influence to…

301 - Corrective Actions and Disciplinary Procedures

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…recognition of rights will be assured. Complaints, grievances, or alleged abuse of authority involving any employee will be fully and fairly considered. Supervisors can take proper steps to enforce HCSO…

510 - Special Response Group (SRG)

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…crowd control situations: Use of fire hoses, Use of canine units, and Any techniques prohibited by Policy #501 – Use of Force and the Department Manual. Digital Recording of Events…

254 - Radio Control Unit

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…SWAT, Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force, OIG / IAD, etc.). Exceptions will be determined by the Radio Control Unit supervisor. Authorized use is defined as Any lawful use during…