Criminal

Police Weapons

Whenever a cop is in their uniform, whether or not they’re actually on duty they need to carry only department approved batons, such as the expandable one. The list of approved batons isn’t kept by the range master, but instead by the Control Tactics Coordinator. Cops need to complete baton training before they’re allowed to carry one, and also need to be qualified again every year.

Batons are only given again to a cop if they lose or damage it as long as it isn’t the cops fault. Any baton that isn’t the regular issued one will have to be bought and paid for by the cop that wants it, and won’t get replaced if they manage to lose it or break it. Cops that work in uniform when they aren’t on duty have the same responsibilities as regular cops on duty.

Cops are also allowed to have chemical agents on them, but only a specific brand by the name of OC. The CT Coordinator also keeps a list of chemical agents cops are allowed to use. Just like pretty much every weapon cops can use, they have to take a course to learn how to use chemical agents.

Cops are not allowed to use chemical agents on people who are not being aggressive or look like they’re about to be aggressive. Once they use a chemical on a person, they need to check and see if they’re pregnant, had been using drugs, look like they’re sick, and when they can, cops should try to rinse the areas they got the person with with water.

Conducted Electrical Weapons (Tasers) can only be used after, as usual, taking the training course. Cops should only use tasers when they’re testing to see if they still work or there isn’t a safer way to take a person down. It is strictly against the rules to play around with these things. Tasers should be carried on the support (weak) side of the cop’s body. After using a taser on somebody, they can choose to remove the little probes by themselves, slowly, so that they don’t hurt the person’s skin, or they can just wait for medical people to get there for them to take it off of them.

After using a taser on somebody, the cop should get medical help for people that look like they have medical problems, had been doing drugs, were tased for over 15 seconds, aren’t responding, or were hit in the chest. Using a taser is probably not the best idea if the person is Old, very skinny, pregnant, a little kid, or if they’re in water.

AR-15’s can be used by cops, but theres a 40 hour basic school to learn how to use it and the officer needs to get at least a 90% in the class. The AR-15 is a pretty serious gun and is only used in some specific situations. Cops are never allowed to use this gun in an entry situation. The gun should always be kept in the cops’s car if it has a mount for the gun. If it doesn’t, it should get put in the trunk of the car.

When the cop isn’t on duty, the gun gets put wherever the cop thinks nobody can get their hands on it, which is not their car unless it’s locked in a garage. The gun should never be loaded or unloaded in a police station. It should always be carried without any ammo in it and in safe mode. If a cop isn’t in uniform and has to use the gun, they need to put on a jacket that says in big letters “police” for everybody’s safety.

Francisco Hernandez

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