Use of Force
The National Use of Force (NUF) section responds to the changing needs of RCMP officers, the organization, and the public by:
- Developing and modifying policy;
- Developing and modifying training; and
- Identifying, researching and at times evaluating equipment through pilot projects.
Examples of current and ongoing NUF initiatives include:
- Development of mandatory training related to officer safety initiatives;
- Continuing training for the RCMP Patrol Carbine, associated equipment and policy;
- Feasibility studies and testing new equipment
- Collection and management of Subject Behavior/Officer Response (SBOR) use of force reporting, including statistical analysis, quality assurance and training/policy development based on information gathered from SBOR reports.;
- The Incident Management/Intervention Model (IMIM)
- 'Taser' Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW)
- Modernization of RCMP training materials to reflect the latest developments in policing trends and research; and,
- Relationship-building, cooperation and information exchange with national and international policing partners.
National Use of Force also assists in reviewing and implementing use of force-related recommendations made by fatality and/or coroner's inquiries as well as internal and external reviews.
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