Use of Force 

Please click here for the current Cleveland Division of Police Use of Force Training Handbook.  This is the current Use of Force handbook for the Cleveland Division of Police as of June 5, 2017.

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1. When are officers allowed to use force?

2. When are officers prohibited from using force?

3. When are officers allowed to use deadly force?

4. When must officers attempt to de-escalate?

5. What must an officer do after using force?

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Use of Force | General Police Orders Cummulative

As of October 2016, there are five (5) related Cleveland Division of Police "General Police Orders" for Use of Force.

Use of Force: General GPO

Use of Force: Definitions

Use of Force: De-Escalation

Use of Force: Intermediate Weapons

Use of Force Reporting

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