501 - De-escalation & Response to Resistance

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…this in the incident report. C. Reporting the Use of Force: Employees involved in a use of force must immediately report the use of force to any on-duty supervisor. The…

503 - Use of Conducted Electrical Devices (CED)

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…(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)

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…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

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…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

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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…

511 - Responding to Individuals in Behavioral Crisis

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…policy to develop, implement, and incorporate mental health training and strategies to enable employees to safely resolve incidents involving people in behavioral crisis without the use of force, whenever possible,…

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

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

514 - Excited Delirium

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…illness. 2. There is a struggle with law enforcement/detentions personnel. 3. Some sort of force is used (physical, chemical, or electronic). 4. The subject is restrained. 5. The subject stops…

517 - Armed Detention Officer Program

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…a use of force or weapon discharge occurs in the performance of their duties. B. Any use of a weapon by an armed detention officer requires immediate notification by the…

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

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…or sale of the object is not otherwise an offense. This includes vehicles with hidden compartments used or intended to be used in criminal activity, usually to transport drugs, cash,…

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

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…situation requires the use of such ammunition. Otherwise, soft-pointed or hollow-point projectiles will be used. [CALEA Standard 4.3.1] 3. See Attachment B for authorized precision rifles to be carried by…

504 - Use of Chemical Weapons

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…this policy. III. Training A. Employees must complete prerequisite training through the HCSO Academy on the use of chemical agents in order to carry or use these tools. [CALEA Standard…

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

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

303 - Conduct Prohibited

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…Sheriff’s Civil Service Commission. Use of Official Correspondence Employees must not engage in official HCSO correspondence, or use HCSO stationery, without authorization. Use of Official HCSO Emblems and Logo Employees…

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…

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…

254 - Radio Control Unit

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…Any implement used to support the use and functions of a radio. Accessories include, but are not limited to: •  Antenna: Used to improve receiving and transmitting capabilities of the…

418 - Behavioral Health Division

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…is currently MANDATORY for classified personnel who have been involved directly in a use of force resulting in death or serious bodily injury, and once every two years for personnel…