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Use of Force Committee : final report.

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Canadian Policing Research






Includes bibliographical references.


1 online resource (117 pages) : charts


"May 1998".
Pages unnumbered.
Appendix B., Emergency Task Force internal memo of 97.05.22, missing from report.


"In May, 1997, the Chief of Police, David Boothby, established a committee to review all aspects of police use of force. The mandate of the Committee was “to examine if there are ways to reduce the necessity for the application of deadly force, without compromising officer safety, and to communicate findings to the public (MTP Media Release, 97.06.16).” The Committee conducted extensive research into this topic by consulting widely within the Service; with other police services in Canada, the United States, and Australia; and with community agencies, medical centres; and educational institutions and research centres. Further research was conducted by obtaining and reviewing the literature, academic studies, and institutional policies related to the use of deadly force, less lethal weapons, and dealing with emotionally disturbed persons."--Conclusion.


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1. Acknowledgements -- 2. Executive summary -- 3. Summary of recommendations -- 4. Introduction -- 4.1. Underlying principles -- 4.2. Methodology -- 4.3. Scope -- 5. Findings and recommendations -- 5.1. Rules and directives -- 5.2. Supervision -- 5.3. Training -- 5.4. Less lethal force options -- 5.5. Dealing with emotionally disturbed persons -- 5.6. Emergency Task Force Special Weapons Teams -- 5.7. General -- 6. Conclusion -- 7. Bibliography -- Appendix A. Less lethal force technology -- Appendix B. Emergency Task Force internal memo of 97.05.22 -- Appendix C. Data and statistics.

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