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Six Levels of Force

Informed

In order of least to most severe

1. Officer’s Presence & Demeanor

Open Stance, Ready Stance, Defensive Stance. Body language = 55% of communication.

2. Verbal Control

Search talk, persuasion, light control (advice), heavy control (orders). Words & commands = 7%; Voice and inflection = 38%

3. Physical Control

Escort holds, Pain/ pressure compliance, passive counter measures, active counter measures.

4. Serious Physical Control

Cartoid control & Electronic Devices (sometimes under physical control).

5. Impact & Weapons

Verbal warning, hand on baton, present baton, load, feint, & use baton.

6. Deadly Force

Verbal warning, hand on gun, draw gun, point gun, shoot.


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    GeneTKD

    over 4 years ago

    58 Comments

    I really wish this guide had the english version of the Miranda Warning, I think that is the only thing it's missing, otherwise it's great! If ya'll are looking for the actual link to purchase this (physical copy or a pdf for your phone), follow this link http://www.informedguides.com/index.cfm?event=product.detail&produc... You can actually browse through the actual guide to see what it will look like!

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    ryanhatch

    over 5 years ago

    1372 Comments

    I like this info. I makes it clear and concise.

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    mike_garms

    over 5 years ago

    48 Comments

    very helpful

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    wolfspirit

    almost 6 years ago

    36 Comments

    This is great knowledge.

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    jpolice122

    almost 6 years ago

    112 Comments

    This is broken down well and very easy to understand. This is good pre-academy reading.

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    BenJSnead

    almost 6 years ago

    96 Comments

    Good stuff.

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    chiefjre

    almost 6 years ago

    56 Comments

    This is very good help for us old men who forget things.

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    Taffy

    over 6 years ago

    1200 Comments

    Good stuff.

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    pc341352u

    over 6 years ago

    2570 Comments

    *GOOD*

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    Anonymous

    over 6 years ago

    This is the Levels of force the Coast Guard follows and OC is placed in Level 4. CBP however doesn't follow this. they only have 5 levels.

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    JRODTACLET

    over 6 years ago

    310 Comments

    OC? someone wrote this wrong!

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    smith163d

    over 6 years ago

    6 Comments

    OC-1O?

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    kcop1

    over 6 years ago

    124 Comments

    VERY GOOD

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    agarcia78

    over 6 years ago

    1328 Comments

    Excellent !!!

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    Saint_Michael

    over 6 years ago

    582 Comments

    By the book.

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