Stop and Approach of the Subjects' Vehicle.
a. When making an apprehension, use only that force necessary to
accomplish the apprehension, to prevent the subject's escape, or to overcome
Resisting apprehension consists of an active resistance to
restraint by the one effecting the apprehension.
flight, or it may occur by assaulting or striking the apprehender. Mere words
of protest, argument, or abuse will not constitute the offense of resisting
apprehension. When the subject's resistance ends, the force should end. The
use of more force than is required may render the investigator liable, and
b. In situations where the use of firearms is imminent, the weapon should
be ready for use.
A weapon should never be drawn unless it is needed.
weapon may be used:
(1) To apprehend a known dangerous criminal.
(2) To prevent the commission of a felony or a serious offense under the
A serious incident is generally any one involving the loss, damage,