The Redmond Police Department’s Manual of Standards is an annually evaluated document that clearly defines when and how Redmond Police Officers can use force and how it will be documented afterward. These standards are compliant with Federal and State laws as well. The use of force philosophy of the Redmond Police Department is as follows:
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.