possible, the detainee's medical file should first be reviewed by a doctor to determine whether the
prisoner has any diseases or conditions including, but not limited to, asthma, emphysema,
bronchitis, tuberculosis, obstructive pulmonary disease, angina pectoris, cardiac myopathy, or
congestive heart failure, which would be dangerously affected if the OC pepper spray or CS was
(4) OC pepper spray and CS will only be employed as a last resort after all lesser means to
control the situation have failed or cannot reasonably be employed.
(5) The personnel will not be permitted to perform this task until they have received
instruction on its use, applicable regulations, and local SOPs. Additionally, annual refresher
training should be given to all personnel assigned, to ensure that they continue to be thoroughly
familiar with all restrictions on its use.
(6) Use riot control agents and agent dispersers as directed by your supervisor, IAW local
d. Use of physical force other than weapons fire is the fourth level of force used as follows:
(1) Physical force will include the use of riot batons and high-pressure water.
(2) Use physical force only when necessary and reasonable to control the situation. The
internment facility commander or his designated representative must approve the application of
physical force. Physical force may be necessary to return prisoners back to their cells/living
areas or to remove a ringleader during disturbances.
(3) Avoid one-on-one confrontations, which require "strong-arm" tactics.
(4) Physical force may be used against a prisoner:
(a) In self-defense.
(b) To prevent an escape.
(c) To prevent injury to persons or damage to property.
(d) To quell a disturbance.
(e) To move an unruly detainee. (Sufficient personnel should be used to overcome
(5) The use of physical force (except in emergency situations) must be approved by the
internment facility commander.
(6) The use of riot batons will be used IAW local SOP in order to restore order to the
internment facility as applicable.