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NCJ Number: NCJ 239228     Find in a Library
Title: Emerging Use of Force Issues: Balancing Public and Officer Safety
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 03/2012
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 2005-HS-WX-K016
Publication Number: ISBN 978-1-935676-56-0
Sale Source: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
Two Constitutional Square
145 N Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20530
United States of America
Document: PDF 
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report from the International Association of Chiefs of Police examines emerging use of force issues by law enforcement agencies.
Abstract: The International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services held a symposium to correct the misperception held by the general public regarding excessive police use of force. This report contains a summary of the discussions held at the Use of Force Symposium that included the following topics: current use of force issues and concerns of law enforcement leaders; use of force policy and training advancement over the past 5 years; recent use of force incidents or issues that have affected law enforcement approach to use-of-force; use of force litigation and risk management from a local agency perspective; new and emerging research on use of force at the university and law enforcement level; and concerns about use of force that merit further exploration and investigation. The topics were divided into three groups: pre-incident, at-point-of-incident, and post-incident. The symposium’s participants also developed a set of recommendations for further action dealing with use of force issues. These recommendations include the development of a model communications strategy for law enforcement on the topic of use of force; development of a national media guide to inform the public regarding the necessity to use appropriate force in furtherance of public safety; development of a sustainable online resource library detailing programs and summaries of approaches that have proven to build better relationships between police and their communities; proposed national use of force reporting standards; the collection of data to conduct annual national use of force analysis; evaluations of use of force issues for mid-size and small police agencies; charging a single government sponsored entity with responsibility for disseminating real-time data describing violence directed at police; develop and fund a use of force management institute for police leaders; and develop use of force management publications for city/town or municipal leaders.
Main Term(s): Police use of deadly force
Index Term(s): Abuse of authority ; Public Attitudes/Opinion ; Perception ; Lawful use of force ; Public Opinion of the Police
   
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