When are RPD officers authorized to use deadly force?

In considering whether to use deadly force under subsection (1)(c) of the Authorization by Law section of the Use of Force policy, "to arrest or apprehend any person for the commission of any crime, the peace officer must have probable cause to believe that the suspect, if not apprehended, poses a threat of serious physical harm to the officer or a threat of serious physical harm to others."

PHILOSOPHY: The Redmond Police Department strives to deliver police services as efficiently and unobtrusively as possible with minimal reliance upon the use of physical force or response to resistance. It is recognized that officers are expected to make split-second decisions and that the amount of time available to evaluate and respond to changing circumstances may impact an officer’s decision. While various degrees of force exist, each officer is expected to use only that degree of force reasonable under the circumstances perceived by the officer at the time of the event to successfully accomplish the legitimate law enforcement purpose and bring the incident under control.

Redmond Police Department Use of Force Policy

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1. Do the Redmond Police officers wear body-worn cameras?
2. Does the Redmond Police Department have clear standards for when force can be used?
3. Does the Redmond Police Department allow chokeholds?
4. When are RPD officers authorized to use deadly force?
5. Does the Redmond Police Department require officers to exhaust all alternatives before using deadly force?
6. Does the Redmond Police Department have a use of force continuum?
7. Does the Redmond Police Department investigate themselves if deadly force is used?
8. How does the Redmond Police Department track use of force in their agency?
9. What is the expectation of a Redmond Police Officer who observes excessive force?
10. Do the Redmond Police provide immediate medical assistance after a use of force?
11. What kind of de-escalation training do Redmond Police Officers receive?
12. Does the Redmond Police Department ban shooting at moving vehicles?
13. Do Redmond Police Officers receive any training on implicit bias, racism or prejudice?
14. How do Community Members get involved with the Redmond Police Department?
15. What is the Community Equity Action Team?
16. Does the Redmond Police have a policy about filming the police?
17. Does RPD have any surplus military equipment received under the federal 1033 program?
18. Does the Redmond Police Department share employee information with other departments if an employee leaves after discipline?
19. How do we learn about your police union contracts?
20. How do I file a complaint on a Redmond Police Employee?
21. Does the Redmond PD follow the six pillars of the 21st Century Policing Task Force report released by the Obama administration in 2015?