Disturbance Resolution Model
Use of Force Documentation Checklist
I. Background Information.
B. Location/address/specific area:
C. Officer(s) involved:
D. Subject(s) involved:
II. Approach Considerations.
2. Reasonable Suspicion.
3. Probable Cause.
4. Other reasons.
B. Tactical Deployment -- how did you approach?
1. Control of distance.
3. Team tactics.
1. Threat Assessment Opportunities?
a. Levels of Resistance - Describing what the subject is doing.
(1). Unresponsive (Subject apparently unconscious).
b. Early Warning Signs? Explain.
(1). Conspicuously Ignoring.
c. Pre-attack Postures? Explain.
(1). Boxer Stance.
d. Subject apparently "Emotionally Disturbed", i.e. mentally ill, under of influence of a drugs and/or alcohol, or is obviously in crisis and out of control? Explain.
e. Weapon Threat Assessment -- what weapons have you brought to the scene? What weapons has the subject brought to the scene? What other weapons are available? Explain.
2. What were the Officer(s) / Subject(s) Factors?
a. Number of Participants?
b. Individual Factors Officer Subject
(2). Relative Strengths.
(3). Relative Sizes.
(4). Relative Skill Levels.
a. Your Reasonable Perception of Threat.
b. Sudden Assault.
c. Your Physical Positioning.
d. Subject's Ability to Escalate Force Rapidly.
e. Your Special Knowledge about the Subject.
f. Your Injury or Exhaustion.
a. Presence Stabilization -- describe type and degree to which the officer's or officers' physical presence stabilized the scene.
b. Verbal Stabilization -- describe type and degree to which the officer's verbal commands stabilized the scene.
c. Standing Stabilization -- describe type, degree of stabilization, and if restraints were on yet.
D. Protective Alternatives
E. Deadly Force
Summation of what happened in chronological order ...
A. Stabilization ------> Application of Restraints, if appropriate.
C. Searching, if appropriate.
D. Escorting, if necessary.
E. Transportation, if necessary.
F. Turnover -----> Remove Restraints, if necessary.
V. Investigative Findings.
A. Background Information.
B. Medical / Psychological History.
C. Booking Information.
D. Post-booking Information.
E. Other Information.
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