Tag Archives: Use of Force

When Force is Used at EPD

Use of Force at EPD As part of our policy to control the use of force, EPD performs an inspection that collects the data surrounding the circumstances, types and levels of force used by its officers. Captain Stephens read every … Continue reading

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When the Police Use Force

Last year EPD officers contacted citizens more than 74,139 times. From traffic stops to arrests, or others crying for help. Some people were drunk and belligerent, others high and in a psychotic state, some were paranoid and delusional.  Most were cooperative. That is … Continue reading

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Stop the Bleeding

A COPS’ PERSPECTIVE! Beep. Beep. Beep. Multiple shots fire inside 123 Main Street.  RP reports multiple victims, the shooter is still active.  Units respond code three.  The engines race but not as fast as the heart or the mind. Update: … Continue reading

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From the Windshield of My Prowl Car

Blog Note: This is the view of a typical patrol officer. I thought this officers view is  worthwhile to share with you. These are his views of the current controversies in policing. Dear Chief, From the windshield of my prowl car and behind the lens … Continue reading

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Chief’s Advisory Panel

Over the past year, EPD with the approval of City Council, has worked to create a Chief’s Advisory Panel.  The panel’s first meeting will be held at EPD HQ on August 11, 2015 at 1600 hours. Some members of the board … Continue reading

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Policing With Purpose

As America wrestles with recent high profile police shootings and use of force incidents, we are reminded that policing is a complex job with frequent opportunity to make enormously tough decisions. For most this discussion is healthy as Americans have … Continue reading

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My Word

When the police are wrong, we in policing must admit it, learn from it and change. Policing was wrong in the North Charleston shooting and the recent San Bernardino beating. Policing must change and do so quickly or our credibility … Continue reading

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Use of Force Integrity…A symptom of line level leadership

EPD Today Use of Force Integrity…A symptom of line level leadership When al Qaida flew two planes into the twin towers many people clamored for the Muslim community to go public and chastise AQ and publically state that terrorism is … Continue reading

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