Policies & Annual Statistics
Use of Force Statistics
Departmental policy requires an incident/supplementary report anytime an officer(s) uses soft empty hand control or higher; uses force through lethal or less lethal weapons and/or takes an action that results, or is alleged to have resulted in, an injury or death. In addition, the primary officer or supervisor will complete a Use of Force (UOF) Report detailing the UOF incident. Below are general department statistics related to UOF incidents.
USE OF FORCE CONTINUUM
|SUSPECT'S LEVEL OF RESISTANCE||OFFICER'S LEVEL OF CONTROL|
Deadly Force Assaults
Officer reasonably believes that Subject’s force is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury.
Any force used that may result in serious bodily injury or death.
Advancing, challenging or physical assault against an officer or another.
Strikes with the expandable baton, Taser CEW, 40mm LMTS
Those techniques necessary to overcome force, short of deadly force, used by the suspect.
Physical actions which attempt to prevent an Officer’s control.
Hard Empty Hand Techniques
Techniques having a greater likelihood of causing injury. (e.g. Forearm strikes, Knee strikes, Open and closed hand strikes, Kicks to legs, Approved take downs).
Physical actions that do not prevent a member’s attempts at control. (e.g.: prevent handcuffing, or similar resistance).
Soft Empty Hand Techniques
Techniques having a minimum probability of injury: (e.g., joint locks, pressure points, transport holds).
Oleoresin Capsicum (OC Spray)
Verbal responses indicating an unwillingness to cooperate.
Commands of direction (e.g. “Put your hands behind your back.”)
Notification of arrest (e.g. “You are under arrest”)
Nonverbal cues indicating subject's attitude, appearance and physical readiness.
Identification of authority. (e.g. Officer in uniform, marked patrol car, visible badge and weapon).
Use of Force (UOF) Incidents and % of Arrests Involving UOF
The following table shows the annual number of Use of Force (UOF) Incidents, number of Arrests and % of Arrests Involving UOF.
|Uses of Force Incidents|
|% of Arrest with UOF|
Use of Force Techniques and Tools
This table shows trends in what use of force techniques and tools have been used in the past three years.
|40 mm LMTS||0||0||0||N/A|
|Total Uses of Force Incidents||29||25||28||18|
|Total Uses of Force Arrests||21||21||23||11|
|Total Agency Custodial Arrests||800||752||811||567|