Are PPD Officers required to give medical aid?

Pasco Police Officers have a duty to render aid upon a subject after a use of force upon that person.  PPD Officers are trained in first aid/CPR, AED, carry tourniquets, and Narcan.

Pasco Police Use of Force Procedure

Use of Force Policy

  • Medical attention

Whenever an officer applies a Use of Force option upon a subject that results in a visible injury or complaint of injury, an officer will monitor the subject and summon aid or transport for medical attention. Once the scene is safe, officers will render first aid to subjects who have been seriously injured as a result of police actions.  

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1. Is de-escalation required by PPD officers?
2. Do PPD Officers use body worn cameras?
3. Are PPD Officers required to provide warnings before using deadly force?
4. Do PPD Officers have a duty to intervene?
5. Does the PPD ban shooting at moving vehicles?
6. Is it required for PPD Officers to use a Use of Force continuum?
7. Does the PPD require comprehensive reporting of use of force?
8. Does the PPD ban chokeholds and strangleholds?
9. Are PPD Officers required to give medical aid?
10. Does PPD Investigate their own officer-involved shootings?