UPD Safety and Accountability Measures
Chokeholds & Strangleholds Not Authorized
UPD does not authorize the use of neck restraints or similar weaponless control techniques with a potential for serious bodily injury.
2 Deescalation is Required
Officers are required to use deescalation techniques whenever possible and appropriate before resorting to the use of force.
3 Verbal Warning
When reasonably safe to do so, officers are required to issue a verbal warning before shooting.
4 Required to Exhaust all Alternatives
Deadly force may only be used as a last resort when there is no apparent immediate alternative.
5 Duty to Intervene
Officers must intervene and report when they observe another officer using excessive force.
6 Shooting at Moving Vehicles Banned
Officers are prohibited from discharging firearms from a moving vehicle or at a fleeing vehicle.
7 Our Use of Force Model
Officers are required to adhere to a use of force continuum.
8 Accountability & Reporting
Officers required to complete use of force reports documenting the use and justification. Reports are reviewed by each supervisor in the chain of command.