A complete and unredacted version of the Customs and Border Protection Use of Force Policy Handbook from 2010.
El Dorado County, California Sheriff’s Department use of force policy from May 1996 to January 2000.
The main document used to train California police officers in the use of force.
This policy recognizes that the use of force by law enforcement requires constant evaluation. Even at its lowest level the use of force is a serious responsibility. The purpose of this policy is to provide officers of this department with guidelines on the reasonable use of force. While there is no way to specify the exact amount or type of reasonable force to be applied in any situation, each officer is expected to use these guidelines to make such decisions in a professional, impartial, and safe manner. The use of force by law enforcement personnel is a matter of critical concern both to the public and to the law enforcement community. Officers are involved on a daily basis in numerous and varied human encounters and, when warranted, may use force in carrying out their duties.
The internal “use of force” policy for the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department from February 2011.