Brentley Institute, llc.

28 Years Service to Community

SPO #1
THERE ARE TWO REASONS FOR THE USE OF DEADLY FORCE:

1.  IN SELF DEFENSE
2.  IN DEFENSE OF ANOTHER PERSON, PROVIDED THAT THE OTHER PERSON WOULD HAVE        LEGAL JUSTIFICATION TO EMPLOY DEADLY FORCE

SPO #2

IN ANY USE OF FORCE SITUATION, AN OFFICER SHOULD CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

1.  HARM WOULD COME TO THE OFFICER OR TO SOMEONE ELSE IF FORCE WAS NOT USED
2.  THE ACTIONS TAKEN WERE NECESSARY
3.  THE ACTIONS TAKEN WERE REASONABLE
4.  THE ACTIONS TAKEN CONFORMED TO EMPLOYER POLICY AND TRAINING
5.  THE OFFICER WAS PRECLUDED FROM ESCAPING OR TAKING OTHER DEFENSIVE/CONTROL ACTIONS AND AS A RESULT HAD TO USE FORCE

SPO #3

1.  TREAT ALL FIREARMS AS IF THEY ARE LOADED.  
2.  NEVER POINT A FIREARM AT ANYTHING YOU DON'T WANT TO SHOOT OR DESTROY
3.  KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOU HAVE MADE A CONSCIOUS DECISION TO SHOOT 
4.  BE AWARE IF YOUR BACKSTOP AND BEYOND