Effective Date: 08/08/2012 Page 1 of 8
LAKELAND POLICE DEPARTMENTGENERAL ORDER
RESCINDS: 04/25/2012 CN 2012-005
AMENDED: 08/08/2012 CN 2012-007a REPORTING:ACCREDITATION STANDARDS:CALEA 1.2.2, 1.3.4, 1.3.5, 1.3.9, 1.3.10, 1.3.11, 1.3.12, 17.5.1CFA NONEASSOCIATED GENERAL ORDERS: 23-7
The purpose of this directive is to establish requirements for the use of department approved less-lethal weapons and applies to members authorized to carry anduse department approved less-lethal weapons in the performance of their official duties.This directive applies to all members authorized to carry less-lethal weapons in theperformance of their official duties.
It is the policy of the Lakeland Police Department to strictly regulate the use of less-lethal weapons.
Active Physical Resistance
– the exhibition or use of evasive movements directed toward anauthorized member which reasonably indicates that the subject is likely to physically opposetheir attempt to gain control or compliance. This may include, but is not limited to, bracingor tensing, attempting to push/pull away, clenching of fists, taking a “fighting stance”, orother body language indicators of not allowing the member to get close to them.
- Any activation of the ECW in either the drive-stun or probe firing mode otherthan training or testing.
Type of force that is not likely to cause death or great bodily harm.
Less-Lethal Weapons -
Those weapons which, when used within their design limitations, andfor their intended purpose, may not reasonably be expected to cause death or great bodilyharm.
– the display of an arc on the fully loaded Taser Model X3 as an attempt to gainvoluntary compliance of the subject without actually deploying the probes.
RULES AND PROCEDURES:16-7.1 AUTHORITY TO CARRY AND USE LESS-LETHAL WEAPONS
[CALEA 1.2.2, 1.3.4, 1.3.9]
A. Sworn members are authorized by the Chief of Police to carry and/or utilize less-lethal weapons and munitions in the performance of their duties.