The Special Operations topic explores issues related to K-9 officers, SWAT operators, homicide investigators, drug interdiction officers and other specialized police personnel. These law enforcement positions involve unique training, a specialized skill set, and a collection of challenges unique to that job.
Don’t fall back on an escalating step-by-step process for the use of force. Instead, use a tool box. On your waist you have all of your options and you can use any one of them anytime you see fit.
It’s up to you as an officer to make the immediate threat assessment and withdraw whatever tool you deem suitable.