501 - De-escalation & Response to Resistance

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…applicable standard operating procedures. D. Reporting the Observed Use of Force: Employees who have observed the use of force by another employee must promptly report the observed use of force

503 - Use of Conducted Electrical Devices (CED)

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View PDFDownload I. Purpose To establish procedures and regulations governing the use of conducted electrical devices (CED) as a use of force option. II. Policy It is the policy of…

505 - Use and Discharge of Firearms

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…the use of deadly force throughout the situation, and therefore should be avoided if possible. Nothing in this policy is meant to prohibit the use of deadly force by a…

618 - Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs)

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use HCSO-issued BWCs and equipment. The BWC viewing equipment will only be used for legitimate law enforcement purposes. Significant Events and Life-Threatening Use of Force Incidents All HCSO employees are…

502 - Less-Lethal Impact & Restraining Devices

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…training and instruction on HCSO policies governing use of force and lethal and less-lethal weapons. 3. Personnel who carry and use a “straight stick” baton, expandable baton, chemical weapons, and…

614 - Use of Pen Registers

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…and use to the prosecutor through which the device is installed or used, and B. Within 48 hours after the installation is complete or the use begins, whichever occurs first,…

511 - Responding to Individuals in Behavioral Crisis

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…disability or neurocognitive disorder who have committed non-violent, low level offenses. Less-Lethal Munitions – Designed to cause blunt trauma at extended distances. By design and application, less-lethal munitions are used…

803 - Vehicle Pursuits

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…articulable reason for the use of deadly force Firing warning shots is never permissible. The following methods of stopping fleeing vehicles will not be attempted: Attempting to force the fleeing…

801 - Operation of County Vehicles

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…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 at speeds that…

309 - Electronic Media Technology Usage

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…technology resources against unauthorized or improper use and to protect authorized users from the effects of unauthorized or improper use. P. The Network Support Division and Systems Division shall continually…

302 - Professional Conduct Required

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…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 in a written…

402 - Significant Incident Notifications

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…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, or iv. Any…

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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…relieved from his or her assignment, he/she must return his/her Taser to the operations section unless otherwise directed by a supervisor. IX. Incidents involving Use of Force / Discharge of…

510 - Special Response Group (SRG)

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…crowd control situations: 1. Use of fire hoses, 2. Use of hand-thrown rubber pellet grenades, 3. Use of canine units, and 4. Any techniques prohibited by Policy #501 – Use

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,…

233 – Personnel Early Warning System (PEWS)

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…only: 1. A copy of all documents shall be maintained in a separate bureau file and entered by the bureau administrative assistant: a. Use of force, b. Fleet crash: Only…

702 – Firearms Control, Qualifications, and Training

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…but only when, in the opinion of the scene supervisor, the tactical situation requires the use of such ammunition. Otherwise, soft-pointed or hollow-point projectiles will be used. 3. See Attachment…

504 - Use of Chemical Weapons

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Uses of Chemical Agents Chemical agents are considered an intermediate force option, see Policy #501 – Response to Resistance. They are a versatile tool with many possible practical uses. Such…

515 - Cite and Release

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…the release of the violator. 6. Violator is injured and has not received appropriate medical attention. 7. Force was used (Use of Force) to affect the arrest. 8. Violator is…

303 - Conduct Prohibited

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…Sheriff’s Civil Service Commission. 21. Use of Official Correspondence Employees must not engage in official HCSO correspondence, or use HCSO stationery, without authorization. 22. Use of Official HCSO Emblems and…

301 - Corrective Actions and Disciplinary Procedures

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…Division (IAD) for its consideration before taking any form of corrective or disciplinary action: a. Any use of force; b. Harassment based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin,…

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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…2. Referral 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…

121 - Field Operations Night Commander

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…of the HCSO, 2. Incidents involving serious injury to any prisoner, 3. Incidents involving the use of force in an arrest where serious injury has occurred, 4. All SWAT /…