The Pasco Police Department employs a Use of Force Model. In use of force incidents, the officer will transition to differing degrees or types of force, including attempts to de-escalate.
Use of Force Policy
Use of Force Model
Each bold force option within the levels of control represents the highest level of force option available; however, other force options should be considered to help de-escalate the situation.
This graphic is intended as a general guideline for an officer. The subject(s) actions will dictate the Resistance Level and officers will make an “objectively reasonable” force option.
In use of force incidents, the officer will transition to differing degrees or types of force, including attempts to de-escalate. Force situations are dynamic and require an officer to continually assess the subject’s actions to ensure an objectively reasonable response. Officers shall modify their Level of Control in relation to the amount of resistance offered by a subject.
Use of Force Procedure
- Use of Force to affect a detention, an arrest or to conduct a search
- Duty to intervene
- Levels of resistance (see Use of Force Model)
- Levels of control (see Use of Force Model)