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Less-lethal weapons include
- chemical defense sprays
- all chemical munitions
- sting bags
- Pepperball guns
Less-lethal weapons are defined as?
Weapons when deployed, are not likely to cause death or great bodily harm, but have the potential to do so in certain circumstances.
Who is responsible to inspect all less-lethal weapons for safety, functionality and to assure that weapons conform to Department policy
The use of force instructor
CONDUCTED ELECTRICAL WEAPON
What should be taken into account before deploying a CEW?
A subject’s actions, including verbal statements and body language
When practical, where should the officer aim the CEW?
At the subject's back or breastline
What test should be conducted once prior to the start of your shift for issued CEW’s?
A full 5-second Spark/Functionality
A Spark/Functionality test will ensure
- The CEW is sparking
- The battery is performing properly
- The Central Information Display (CID) has no fault icons
What are the names of the several law enforcement groups that have established 15 seconds of CEW exposure (multiple applications or continuous) as a significant safety point.
- IACP - INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE
- PERF- POLICE EXECUTIVE RESEARCH FORUM
- DOJ- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
An end of course to successfully carry a CEW is approved by?
The device’s manufacturer and the Department for the CEW
Who shall act as the CEW Program Coordinator(s) and is responsible for managing CEW related duties?
The Training Unit Sergeant or his/her designee
What are the duties of the CEW Program Coordinator(s)
- inventory control
- issuing devices
- coordinating initial certification
- repair of damaged or malfunctioning CEW’s.
Each officer will be responsible for how many CEW cartridges they are issued?
Two (2) 25-foot device cartridges, and holster
What are the possible secondary risks to a subject being exposed to the CEW?
- falling from a standing position
- elevated locations
- bodies of water
When should CEW deployment be used on a known pregnant female?
Under exigent circumstances which can be articulated by the officer.
TRUE OR FALSE
An officer should not utilize a CEW on a handcuffed non-resisting subject
When should an officer deploy the CEW on a subject being taken into custody pursuant to the Baker Act
subject clearly exhibiting behavior that would cause harm to themselves or others and who has the apparent ability to carry out those intentions.
Officers who have deployed their CEW shall make every attempt to download the information into the CEW software via a supervisor as soon as it is practical. This report is attached to?
Supervisor’s CEW Use Review
If at any time a CEW download cannot be completed who should be contacted?
Department certified CEW instructor or Program Coordinator
If an instructor or Program Coordinator is not available to assist in a CEW download then shall will occur?
The CEW shall be taken out of service and placed into evidence. A Department certified instructor or Program Coordinator shall be contacted (E-mail, phone) and requested to retrieve the CEW and complete the download.
How will the probes and the cartridge be submitted into Evidence?
- The wires shall be gathered and placed into
- an evidence bag along with the cartridge
- The probes shall be inverted into the portals they originally were deployed from (this will prevent the sharp ends from penetrating the envelope.
A narrative is not necessary for a CEW USE REVIEW if the supervisor determines?
The use of the CEW was justified per policy, and there were no unusual or noteworthy circumstances
If the downloaded time of deployment is inconsistent with the actual discharge time and or date documented by the officer, the reviewing supervisor will?
The reviewing supervisor must detail the discrepancy in the narrative section of the CEW Review.
Supervisors will forward the completed package to the Office of Internal Affairs, via chain of command within how many days of receipt?
A CEW Use Review Packet will consist of?
- Offense Incident Report
- CEW Review
- Medical Reports (if available)
- all related reports to the incident.
Remedial CEW training and discipline may result from a second or subsequent accidental discharge(s) within
A 12 month period
No CEW Use Report or photos are required?
If the unintentional discharge does not strike any person or animal
Who is responsible for the collection of the CEW device cartridge, probes and marking chads for an accidental discharge?
The responding supervisor will ensure they are placed into evidence.
How long will evidence will retain the device cartridge, chads and CEW download page?
For a period of 90 days if no criminal case and/or administrative investigation is pending
FLPD has authorized the use of which Subject Control Spray (SCS)for officers and PSA's?
- Punch II- OC = 5%
- Freeze Plus- 1% CS and .25% OC Blend
- Freeze Plus P- 1% CS and 1% OC Blend mist or stream dispersal system units
Sergeants and specialize personnel are authorized to use what additional SCS when trained by certified by Departmental instructors
Burst dispersal system units
All subject control spray products are manufactured by?
(SCS) units have an effective shelf life of how many years?
Two (2) years from the date of manufacture.
The use of chemical agents by SWAT personnel will be under the direction?
The SWAT Supervisor
Any use of chemical agents by Patrol personnel must be authorized by?
A Patrol Lieutenant
Chemical agents must be deployed by?
A supervisor or an officer directly under the command of a supervisor.
Who is responsible to inventory all department chemical agent including SWAT, Patrol and related riot equipment?
It will be maintained and evaluated on a continuing basis by the SWAT Team to insure the proper amounts and types of chemical agents and equipment are being maintained
When will annual inventories for chemical agents be completed and the reports forwarded?
April 1st of each year
The SWAT Team will conduct periodic training sessions utilizing outdated Chemical Agents to include?
- Policies and Procedures for chemical agent use
- Status and location of chemical agents and equipment, and method of access
- Hands-On Training
Officers are authorized to carry the following batons?
- Standard Department issued Monadnock baton
- Monadnock Expandable Baton, Model SX-24
- Monadnock Expandable Baton-Mini, Model MX 18P
- Monadnock Expandable Autolock and Friction Lock Batons in lengths from 16 to 26 inches
- ASP Expandable LeverLoc and Friction Lock Batons in lengths from 16 to 26 inches
- Peacekeeper International Rapid containment expandable Baton (RCB) in lengths from 21 to 26 inches, black.
Less-lethal extended range kinetic energy impact devices are?
- Flexible baton – 12 gauge
- Non-flexible – 37mm
- Safariland 40MM eXact Impact Sponge Round
- CTS 40MM Foam Baton Round
What's the standard round for a Flexible Baton-12 gauge?
A 2 3/4-inch 2-gauge cartridge, containing a 2-inch square fabric bag
The 2-inch square fabric bag for the Flexible Baton 12-gauge is filled with how many grams of lead shot?
Approximately 42 grams
This 12 gauge round exits the barrel at?
280 feet per second (fps) and delivers approximately 120 ft/lbs. of kinetic energy
The authorized non-flexible 37 mm less-lethal rounds are manufactured?
By Sage Control Ordinace
What does the 37 mm round contain?
A non-flexible polyurethane projectile
Non-flexible-37 mm must be deployed by what kind of barrel?
A rifled barrel 37 mm weapon specially designed for this projectile
What's the name of the rifle barrel used for the non-flexible 37 mm?
Sage SL-6 Multi-Role Projectile Launcher.
Who authorizes the Flexible 40MM Foam/Sponge Impact Rounds?
Safariland or CTS less lethal rounds
The Flexible 40 MM must be deployed by what type of rifled barrel 40 mm weapon?
CTS 40MM Multi-Launcher or Def Tech 40MM Single Launcher."
The authorized round for FN-303 Herstal (Less Lethal Launcher)?
A .68” 8.5g weight forward, paint ball like projectile
The FN-303 Herstal (Less Lethal Launcher) has what kind of body and forward payload?
polystyrene body and a granular non-toxic bismuth forward payload
What is the muzzle velocity for the FN-303 Herstal
280-300 fps, and its maximum effective range is 100 meters.
What are the FN-303 Herstal (Less Lethal Launcher) projectiles colors?
- Orange- OC (Oleoresin Capsicum)
- Yellow- Permanent markings
- Pink – Washable marking
- Clear- Training round
FN manufacturer states target zones are?
- 3’-12’ the shooter should target the thighs
- 12’ and greater the shooter should target the torso and the extremities.
The shooter utilizing a less-lethal weapon should not aim at
The head, throat, face, or groin area of a suspect
How will Extended Range Kinetic energy impact projectiles will be evaluated?
- Potential for causing death or serious physical injury
The minimal standard of accuracy for extended range kinetic rounds are?
- 12-inch group at 15 yards for the 12 gauge system
- 12-inch group at 25 yards for the 37 mm and 40 mm system
What is the desired goal by utilizing less lethal weapons?
Compliance and/or incapacitation
What are the Deployment areas - "Point of aim, Point of impact"
- Waist down, with the exception of groin, back and front
- Chest/nipple line to waist, back and front
What specialty unit is trained and authorized to check out a 37mm SAGE or 40 mm should the need arise?
SWAT should the need arise
Each less-lethal kit will also contain?
An Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol projector
The less-lethal team shall consist of how many officer?
(preferably 4 officers) shall approach and place the subject in custody when appropriate
While utilizing the CEW, if practical, the officer should aim where?
when facing the subject, the lower torso area targeting two major muscle areas to capture full neuro-muscular incapacitation (NMI).
How often should a spark/functionality test be conducted on the CEW?
Once a week by depressing the ARC button
How often will scenario based training be conducted for CEW?
Every FOUR years
True or False
When an officer is required to point, laser and/or “ARC” a CEW at a non-compliant suspect without actually deploying the CEW, the officer must document the incident, in detail, in an offense report.
After an individual is exposed to SCS, what should occur?
- Remove person from immediate contaminated air space to fresh air space
- Allow up to 45 minutes for chemical to dissolve
- If situation allows, apply cool water and a ventilated source of air to accelerate the recovery time
Whenever possible, who should be present prior to less-lethal force of this type being deployed
Emergency medical personnel Fire/Rescue and/or EMS