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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />USE OF FORCE TRAINING UOF-04 <br /> <br />DATE DATE REVISE CALEA STANDARDS PAGE <br />ISSUED EFFECTIVE DATE MET <br />1 of 5 <br />06-12-03 06-12-09 YES <br />06-12-03 <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />The purpose of this directive is to: <br /> <br />A. Establish policy and procedures to provide use of force training to all <br />officers. <br />B. Require officers to demonstrate proficiency in the use of agency- <br />authorized weapons and the use of force. <br />C. Provide for remedial training for those officers who fail to demonstrate <br />proficiency in these areas. <br />D. Review use of force training and use of force incidents on an annual <br />basis. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />It is the policy of the Surprise Police Department to: <br /> <br />A. Provide all officers with training in the appropriate use of force. <br />B. Have all officers demonstrate proficiency for each agency authorized <br />weapon, and knowledge of the Department’s use of force policies. <br />C. Provide remedial training to any officer who is unable to demonstrate <br />proficiency in the use of a weapon (lethal or less-lethal), and/or knowledge <br />of the Department’s use of force policies, and not allow an officer to <br />perform the duties of a police officer until the officer can demonstrate <br />proficiency in the deficient area. <br />D. Review use of force training and use of force incidents on an annual <br />basis. <br /> <br />III. PROCEDURES <br /> <br />A. At least annually, all agency personnel authorized to carry weapons or <br />use force will: <br /> <br />1. Attend In-Service Training in the use of force, lethal and less-lethal. <br />2. Demonstrate annual proficiency in the use of all authorized <br />weapons, including achieving a minimum qualifying score on a <br />prescribed course(s), <br />3. Demonstrate annual proficiency in electronic controlled weapons <br />(Taser). <br />4. Demonstrate biennial proficiency in the use of all other authorized <br />less-lethal weapons. <br /> <br />