Use of Force

Use of Force Policy Collection
The information listed below represents a sampling of Use of Force policies from selected law enforcement agencies throughout the nation. These documents provide a good baseline representation of the covenants and directives associated with such policy guidelines, as well as the legal statutes and expectations associated with such actions.

Los Angeles Sheriff Department
Dallas Police Department
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Milwaukee Police Department
State of New Jersey
New York Police Department
Oakland Police Department
San Diego Police Department
Seattle Police Department
Spokane Police Department
Ann Arundel County Maryland
Truro Police Department

Use of Force – Ron Martinelli, Ph.D.
The Justice Academy is proud to provide this literary collection authored and contributed by Dr. Ron Martinelli. This series of articles addresses a considerable number of contemporary topics associated with the criminal justice profession. Dr. Martinelli served for many years as police officer and detective for the Redwood City Police Department, San Jose PD, and Morro Bay PD in California. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology from Columbia Pacific University and in addition to being a prolific author on wide variety of subjects critical to the discipline, he also consults and advises law enforcement executives throughout the nation on some of the more serious issues associated with police use of force. He is Board Certified by the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. He can be contacted at code3law@aol.com


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