(a)All security equipment requires the approval of the Director or designee before being issued and used as department authorized security equipment.
(b)Security equipment shall not be issued to or used by an employee who has not been trained in the proper use of such devices.
(c)Unless authorized by the Assistant Director for Community Corrections or designee, the carrying or use of personal security equipment is prohibited.
(d)The local state director shall authorize the storage and use of security equipment.
(a)The standard routine use of security restraints for arrest, escort or transportation of an offender is not a use of force within the context of this rule.
(b)The use of security restraints is authorized to restrict, immobilize, and control the movement of offenders or for the purpose of officer safety.
(c)An offender shall be placed in security restraints with their hands behind their back, before and during transport. Exceptions may exist due to physical and/or medical conditions, at which point alternative methods may be utilized.
(d)Security restraints shall be applied consistent with the training and experience of the officer. Restraints will be checked for tightness and double locked.
(e)Officers shall ensure that unnecessary pressure is not placed on the offender’s chest, back or neck while applying restraints. Officers shall maintain close observation of a restrained offender in order to detect breathing difficulties and/or loss of consciousness.
(f)The officer shall check at least every 30 minutes and verify the security restraints are not causing injury or an obvious medical problem for the restrained offender.
(a)Authorization to carry a chemical agent shall be granted by the local state director.
(b)Authorization to carry department issued chemical agents shall be limited to the performance of official duties.
(c)Officers authorized to carry a chemical agent shall carry the chemical agent or another approved less than lethal force option whenever:
(A)Protective body armor is worn;
(B)A firearm is carried;
(C)An arrest is anticipated or when making an arrest; or
(D)A confrontation with vicious dogs or other dangerous animals is anticipated.
(d)An officer shall only discharge a chemical agent for the following:
(A)To defend the officer or another person from an animal attack;
(B)To defend the officer or another person from imminent danger;
(C)To enforce a valid order(s) to a threat to submit to the application of restraints; or
(D)Other circumstances where it is objectively reasonable given the totality of the circumstances and facts known to the officer at the time.
(e)When feasible, the officer shall provide a verbal warning to the threat prior to the discharge of a chemical agent.
(f)Those affected by a chemical agent shall be permitted to wash their face, eyes and other exposed skin areas, as soon as safely practical after the chemical agent has been used.
(g)Those affected by a chemical agent in a closed area shall be permitted to move to an uncontaminated area as soon as safely possible after the chemical agent has been used.
(h)A threat who has received an application of a chemical agent shall be observed for symptoms of an abnormal reaction while the officer has custody of the threat. Medical assistance shall be summoned as soon as an abnormal reaction is observed.
(4)Electronic Control Device:
(a)Authorization to carry an electronic control device may be granted by the local state director.
(b)Authorization to carry an electronic control device shall be limited to the performance of official duties.
(c)Use of the electronic control device will be in accordance with these rules.
(5)Mandatory Use: Officers shall carry a chemical agent or an electronic control device or another approved less than lethal force option whenever:
(a)Protective body armor is worn;
(b)A firearm is carried;
(c)An arrest is anticipated or when making an arrest; or
(d)A confrontation with vicious dogs or other dangerous animals is anticipated.
Rule 291-022-0160 — Security Equipment,