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  1. S-1 Florida Department of Law EnforcementCriminal Justice Standards and Training Commission S-1 S-1 CJSTC Use Of Force Application Tool Correctional Probation Scenarios CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics CJK_0051

  2. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Can I physically control the subject? Could I use a nonlethal weapon not meant to cause death or great bodily harm? Is deadly force the appropriate option to prevent death or great bodily harm to myself or others? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CJSTC Use of Force Application Exercise Scenarios (choose one) Correctional Probation1234567 89101112 13141516 17181920

  3. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 1 You are on lunch break at a local restaurant in the mall. The restaurant is crowded, noisy, and full of patrons shopping. You notice a man staring at you and have a feeling that you know the individual. Suddenly, you realize the person is one of your offenders who has absconded. At the same time, the offender quickly leaves the restaurant. The offender is 6’2” and approximately 250 lb and has a violent criminal history. He has violated probation on the charge of robbery. You are a 5’8”, 195 lb female and are carrying a firearm, chemical agent, cell phone, and handcuffs. While you call local law enforcement for assistance, you walk toward the doorway in the direction of the offender. All of a sudden, the offender reappears and repeatedly strikes you in the upper torso and facial area.

  4. Male 6’2”, 250 lb Absconder Violation of probation for robbery Violent criminal history Physically attacked the officer in the upper torso Female 5’8”, 195 lb Carrying chemical agent, firearm, cell phone, and handcuffs Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal commands Physical control Nonlethal weapon Deadly force Several citizens in immediate area Local restaurant in mall Crowded, noisy CPO Scenario 1 You are on lunch break at a local restaurant in the mall. The restaurant is crowded, noisy, and full of patrons shopping. You notice a man staring at you and have a feeling that you know the individual. Suddenly, you realize the person is one of your offenders who has absconded. At the same time, the offender quickly leaves the restaurant. The offender is 6’2” and approximately 250 lb and has a violent criminal history. He has violated probation on the charge of robbery. You are a 5’8”, 195 lb female and are carrying a firearm, chemical agent, cell phone, and handcuffs. While you call local law enforcement for assistance, you walk toward the doorway in the direction of the offender. All of a sudden, the offender reappears and repeatedly strikes you in the upper torso and facial area.

  5. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 2 You have left the office on your way home and stop at the local supermarket. Before entering the store, you notice a woman in the parking lot arguing with a man because his shopping cart struck her vehicle. You identify the woman, who is 5’7”, 150 lb, as one of your violent offenders who has absconded..

  6. One female Active absconder 5'7", 150 lb Violent offender Arguing with unknown male One officer Off duty Positive identification of offender Knowledge of the offender’s criminal history Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Supermarket CPO Scenario 2 You have left the office on your way home and stop at the local supermarket. Before entering the store, you notice a woman in the parking lot arguing with a man because his shopping cart struck her vehicle. You identify the woman, who is 5’7”, 150 lb, as one of your violent offenders who has absconded.. Availability and response time of local law enforcement Other people in vicinity

  7. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 3 An offender reports to your probation office with an active warrant. The offender has a prior criminal history that includes time served in prison. He is on supervision for a serious offense and has not been in compliance with his supervision orders. There are three other probation officers present in the office. Handcuffs are available in the office. You have contacted local law enforcement and have been advised that transport is at least 35 minutes away. You notice the offender is getting anxious and keeps asking if he is going to be arrested.

  8. Prior criminal history, which includes prison time On supervision for serious offense Noncompliant while on supervision Appears anxious Active warrant Availability of handcuffs Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal commands Three other officers in office Response time of law enforcement Office setting CPO Scenario 3 An offender reports to your probation office with an active warrant. The offender has a prior criminal history that includes time served in prison. He is on supervision for a serious offense and has not been in compliance with his supervision orders. There are three other probation officers present in the office. Handcuffs are available in the office. You have contacted local law enforcement and have been advised that transport is at least 35 minutes away. You notice the offender is getting anxious and keeps asking if he is going to be arrested.

  9. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 4 An offender comes into the probation office to turn in his monthly written report. You receive information that the offender has an active warrant. You are carrying handcuffs and a chemical agent. The offender is a 5’4”, approximately 250 lb male and has a violent criminal history. When the offender enters your office, you notice a bulge in a shape that resembles a handgun in his front right pocket. Your office is large enough for only three people. There are four officers in the building, including your supervisor.

  10. 5’4” , 250 lb Violent history Possibly armed Carrying a chemical agent and handcuffs Knowledge of offender’s criminal history Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal command Limited office space CPO Scenario 4 An offender comes into the probation office to turn in his monthly written report. You receive information that the offender has an active warrant. You are carrying handcuffs and a chemical agent. The offender is a 5’4”, approximately 250 lb male and has a violent criminal history. When the offender enters your office, you notice a bulge in a shape that resembles a handgun in his front right pocket. Your office is large enough for only three people. There are four officers in the building, including your supervisor. Other officers nearby Supervisor in the building

  11. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 5 You receive an anonymous phone call regarding an offender under your supervision. The caller states that the offender has a firearm in his house. The offender has a history of violence and a 10-year suspended sentence. You and another officer conduct a field visit to the subject’s residence. You are just out of the academy, and the other officer is a 12-year veteran armed with a firearm, chemical agent, and handcuffs. Upon entry, you notice what appears to be the butt of a handgun sticking out from under a cushion on the sofa. The offender notices that you have seen the weapon. The other officer is unaware of your observations.

  12. History of violence 10-year suspended sentence Knows the officer is aware of the firearm New officer just out of academy Knows history of offender Sees handgun in sofa Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal commands Physical control Nonlethal weapon Deadly force Residence Handgun in view CPO Scenario 5 You receive an anonymous phone call regarding an offender under your supervision. The caller states that the offender has a firearm in his house. The offender has a history of violence and a 10-year suspended sentence. You and another officer conduct a field visit to the subject’s residence. You are just out of the academy, and the other officer is a 12-year veteran armed with a firearm, chemical agent, and handcuffs. Upon entry, you notice what appears to be the butt of a handgun sticking out from under a cushion on the sofa. The offender notices that you have seen the weapon. The other officer is unaware of your observations. One other officer present with 12 years experience Other officer carrying firearm, chemical agent, handcuffs

  13. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 6 During an office visit, an offender becomes angry after you deny him a travel permit for a pleasure trip due to the fact that the offender is behind in making restitution payments. The offender is a sex offender, of average size, and has never given any indication of violence. You are about the same size as the offender with average defensive tactics skills. You are carrying chemical agent, handcuffs, and a cell phone. You try to calm the offender down and discuss the situation. Suddenly, the offender tackles you to the ground and starts to strike you about the head, face, and body with his fists. There is no indication that the offender is armed with any type of weapon. There are several officers in the building; however, most of the officers are with other offenders at the time of the attack.

  14. Sex offender with no prior violent tendencies Average size Showing signs of anger and physically attacking officer Same size as offender Average defensive tactic skills Carrying chemical agent, handcuffs, and cell phone Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal commands Physical control Nonlethal weapon No indication that the offender is armed with a weapon Response time of officers in building Office setting CPO Scenario 6 During an office visit, an offender becomes angry after you deny him a travel permit for a pleasure trip due to the fact that the offender is behind in making restitution payments. The offender is a sex offender, of average size, and has never given any indication of violence. You are about the same size as the offender with average defensive tactics skills. You are carrying chemical agent, handcuffs, and a cell phone. You try to calm the offender down and discuss the situation. Suddenly, the offender tackles you to the ground and starts to strike you about the head, face, and body with his fists. There is no indication that the offender is armed with any type of weapon. There are several officers in the building; however, most of the officers are with other offenders at the time of the attack.

  15. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 7 While conducting field supervision, you make contact with one of your female offenders who is standing on the sidewalk of an inner city apartment complex. You are carrying a firearm, chemical agent, flashlight, handcuffs, and a cell phone. The conversation revolves around general supervision issues. Then the offender tells you that her daughter is being sexually molested by her mother's boyfriend. Suddenly, you see someone who appears to be the offender’s mother yelling, “You better quit lying on my man!” The offender's mother then runs toward where you and the offender are standing and pushes the offender, who is also eight months pregnant. The mother continues to push the offender up against your vehicle then begins striking her in the stomach with her knee yelling, “I'm going to kill your baby!”

  16. Female Eight months pregnant Accuses mother’s boyfriend of molesting her daughter Under attack by mother who is kicking her in the stomach Carrying firearm, chemical agent, handcuffs, flashlight, cell phone Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal commands Physical control Nonlethal weapon Deadly force Presence of mother Mother actively attacking offender Possible injury to offender and baby Outside on sidewalk Inner city outside apartment complex CPO Scenario 7 While conducting field supervision, you make contact with one of your female offenders who is standing on the sidewalk of an inner city apartment complex. You are carrying a firearm, chemical agent, flashlight, handcuffs, and a cell phone. The conversation revolves around general supervision issues. Then the offender tells you that her daughter is being sexually molested by her mother's boyfriend. Suddenly, you see someone who appears to be the offender’s mother yelling, “You better quit lying on my man!” The offender's mother then runs toward where you and the offender are standing and pushes the offender, who is also eight months pregnant. The mother continues to push the offender up against your vehicle then begins striking her in the stomach with her knee yelling, “I'm going to kill your baby!”

  17. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 8 You are conducting routine field supervision in an elderly community and are carrying handcuffs and a work cell phone. You make contact with an offender who appears intoxicated and smells of alcohol. The offender is a 57-year-old retired Marine, who is very athletic. His supervision orders state that he is not allowed to consume or be in possession of alcohol or drugs. As you step off the porch to call your supervisor, the offender grabs your state-issued cell phone and runs inside the house, locks the door, and barricades himself inside. Your personal cell phone is located in your vehicle.

  18. Retired Marine 57 years old Very athletic Appears intoxicated, smells of alcohol Takes officer’s cell phone Barricaded in house Alone Work phone in possession of offender Personal cell phone in vehicle Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal commands Personal cell phone in vehicle Elderly community CPO Scenario 8 You are conducting routine field supervision in an elderly community and are carrying handcuffs and a work cell phone. You make contact with an offender who appears intoxicated and smells of alcohol. The offender is a 57-year-old retired Marine, who is very athletic. His supervision orders state that he is not allowed to consume or be in possession of alcohol or drugs. As you step off the porch to call your supervisor, the offender grabs your state-issued cell phone and runs inside the house, locks the door, and barricades himself inside. Your personal cell phone is located in your vehicle.

  19. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 9 You are supervising an offender on conditional release for aggravated battery upon a law enforcement officer. The offender lives down a long, dirt road in rural Florida. The town has one police officer who is part-time and works different shifts. Normally, it takes 40 minutes to respond in reference to a call in this area. You are carrying chemical agent, cell phone, flashlight, handcuffs, and a firearm. The offender has a large chow dog that has been aggressive in the past. You have instructed the offender in the past to move the dog into a different area. The porch is very small and broken down. You approach the front door, and the dog comes up on the porch behind you. The dog is growling and charges you. You try to jump over the porch railing but fall to the ground because the rail breaks. The dog continues its aggressive approach toward you while you are trying to regain your balance.

  20. Conditional release for aggravated battery upon a LEO Violation of conditional release Active warrant Aggressive chow dog Noncompliant with officer’s previous orders to place the dog in a different area Carrying chemical agent, cell phone, flashlight, handcuffs, and a firearm Knowledge of offender’s past behavior and criminal history Being charged by an aggressive dog Trying to regain balance due to fall to the ground Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal commands Physical control Nonlethal weapon Deadly force Availability and response time of backup Average time of backup is 40 minutes Presence of offender unknown Rural Florida Long, dirt road Residence Porch is very small and broken down CPO Scenario 9 You are supervising an offender on conditional release for aggravated battery upon a law enforcement officer. The offender lives down a long, dirt road in rural Florida. The town has one police officer who is part-time and works different shifts. Normally, it takes 40 minutes to respond in reference to a call in this area. You are carrying chemical agent, cell phone, flashlight, handcuffs, and a firearm. The offender has a large chow dog that has been aggressive in the past. You have instructed the offender in the past to move the dog into a different area. The porch is very small and broken down. You approach the front door, and the dog comes up on the porch behind you. The dog is growling and charges you. You try to jump over the porch railing but fall to the ground because the rail breaks. The dog continues its aggressive approach toward you while you are trying to regain your balance.

  21. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 10 On a Sunday morning while on call, you are notified by the call center that a sexual predator is in Bracelet Tamper Alert. The offender is not on your caseload, but you receive consent from your supervisor to proceed to the residence to confirm the whereabouts of the offender and inspect the bracelet/strap. Armed with a firearm and carrying a chemical agent, handcuffs, and cell phone, you arrive at the residence. As you approach the front door, you are attacked by a large pit bull.

  22. Sexual predator Presence unknown Attacked by large pit bull Unfamiliar with offender Carrying firearm, chemical agent, handcuffs, cell phone Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal commands Physical control Nonlethal weapon Deadly force Residence Large pit bull CPO Scenario 10 On a Sunday morning while on call, you are notified by the call center that a sexual predator is in Bracelet Tamper Alert. The offender is not on your caseload, but you receive consent from your supervisor to proceed to the residence to confirm the whereabouts of the offender and inspect the bracelet/strap. Armed with a firearm and carrying a chemical agent, handcuffs, and cell phone, you arrive at the residence. As you approach the front door, you are attacked by a large pit bull.

  23. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 11 You hear screaming and yelling in the lobby of the probation office. As you enter the lobby, you observe two males fighting. You attempt to break up the fight, when one of the offenders takes a swing at you. The other offender picks up a lobby chair. You can hear other officers coming to assist you. There are other offenders, women, and children in the lobby; some are screaming, yelling, and running for the door. You do not know the history of the charges, offender backgrounds, or the reason they are fighting. Local law enforcement has been called.

  24. Two males Fighting each other with their fists and using chair as weapon Attacks officer with fists Under attack Unfamiliar of reason for fight, offenders, case history Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal commands Physical control Response time of other officers Response time of local law enforcement Noisy, chaotic lobby Other offenders, women, and children in lobby CPO Scenario 11 You hear screaming and yelling in the lobby of the probation office. As you enter the lobby, you observe two males fighting. You attempt to break up the fight, when one of the offenders takes a swing at you. The other offender picks up a lobby chair. You can hear other officers coming to assist you. There are other offenders, women, and children in the lobby; some are screaming, yelling, and running for the door. You do not know the history of the charges, offender backgrounds, or the reason they are fighting. Local law enforcement has been called.

  25. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 12 You, another officer, and your supervisor are conducting a planned search of an offender’s residence. You and the other officers are carrying firearms, chemical agent, cell phones, and flashlights. The offender is classified as a violent offender. The offender's residence is not well lit and is dirty and in disarray. Only the offender’s brother is at home at the time. During the search, you locate a firearm and take possession of the weapon. While waiting outside the house for local law enforcement to arrive, the brother storms out of the house, shoves you, and yells, “Gimme my gun back and git outta my yard.”

  26. Offender’s brother Brother shoves officer Brother claims gun belongs to him Knows that offender is violent but subject is unknown to you Carrying firearm, chemical agent, cell phone, and flashlight Takes possession of firearm Shoved by offender's brother Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal commands Physical control Nonlethal weapon Residence is not well lit Residence is dirty and in disarray CPO Scenario 12 You, another officer, and your supervisor are conducting a planned search of an offender’s residence. You and the other officers are carrying firearms, chemical agent, cell phones, and flashlights. The offender is classified as a violent offender. The offender's residence is not well lit and is dirty and in disarray. Only the offender’s brother is at home at the time. During the search, you locate a firearm and take possession of the weapon. While waiting outside the house for local law enforcement to arrive, the brother storms out of the house, shoves you, and yells, “Gimme my gun back and git outta my yard.” Presence of another officer and supervisor Other officers carrying firearms, chemical agent, cell phones, and flashlights Response time of law enforcement

  27. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 13 You are performing a residence verification on an offender who has been on probation for only a few weeks. The residence is located in a middle income, suburban neighborhood. The offender is on probation for DUI and is a first-time offender. As you get out of your vehicle, you see the offender outside with three of his friends, and they begin to verbally harass you. The three subjects with the offender appear to be teenagers.

  28. Male First-time offender on probation for DUI Alone Limited knowledge and interaction with the offender Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal commands Middle income, suburban neighborhood CPO Scenario 13 You are performing a residence verification on an offender who has been on probation for only a few weeks. The residence is located in a middle income, suburban neighborhood. The offender is on probation for DUI and is a first-time offender. As you get out of your vehicle, you see the offender outside with three of his friends, and they begin to verbally harass you. The three subjects with the offender appear to be teenagers. Three teenagers present

  29. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 14 You and another officer are performing a search of an offender’s residence. You find drugs and paraphernalia during the search. When you confront the offender, the offender starts kicking at you and appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. You are physically fit and highly skilled at defensive tactics. Both officers are carrying a chemical agent, handcuffs, and a cell phone. Local law enforcement has been called.

  30. One offender In possession of drugs and paraphernalia Appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs Attempts to kick officer Physically fit with defensive tactics skills Carrying chemical agent, handcuffs, cell phone Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal commands Physical control Nonlethal weapon At offender’s residence CPO Scenario 14 You and another officer are performing a search of an offender’s residence. You find drugs and paraphernalia during the search. When you confront the offender, the offender starts kicking at you and appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. You are physically fit and highly skilled at defensive tactics. Both officers are carrying a chemical agent, handcuffs, and a cell phone. Local law enforcement has been called. One other officer present Other officer carrying chemical agent, handcuffs, cell phone Response time of local law enforcement

  31. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 15 You are the officer of the day and conducting monthly reporting in the office. It is close to 5 p.m., and you are tired and stressed after working a long day. You have an offender in your office who is due for a drug test and has been late on his court payments. You suspect that the offender will test positive for drugs. He seems agitated. You try to calm him down and discuss the issue. Suddenly, the offender physically pushes you. He then grabs a pencil off your desk and comes at you holding the pencil in an overhead stab position. There is minimal staff in the office, and most are busy conducting urinalyses. The office supervisor is not in the office.

  32. Male offender Probably positive for drug use Late on court payments Physically attacked officer Holding pencil as weapon Acting as officer of the day Tired and stressed out Being attacked Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal commands Physical control Nonlethal weapon Deadly force Office supervisor not in the office Minimal staff busy, but in the office Close to 5 p.m. Office setting CPO Scenario 15 You are the officer of the day and conducting monthly reporting in the office. It is close to 5 p.m., and you are tired and stressed after working a long day. You have an offender in your office who is due for a drug test and has been late on his court payments. You suspect that the offender will test positive for drugs. He seems agitated. You try to calm him down and discuss the issue. Suddenly, the offender physically pushes you. He then grabs a pencil off your desk and comes at you holding the pencil in an overhead stab position. There is minimal staff in the office, and most are busy conducting urinalyses. The office supervisor is not in the office.

  33. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 16 An offender under your supervision has been sitting in the probation office lobby for several hours because she has not been able to provide a urine sample. The offender has started pacing in the lobby, acting aggravated, and makes antagonistic remarks. The offender is 5’10”, 190 lb and has a cell phone and keys. She has a prior criminal history of violence and drug violation. You are 5’8”, 150 lb and have handcuffs. There are several officers in the probation office. It is 4:30 p.m., and the lobby is noisy, crowded, and there are several children present. Finally, the offender moves to the drug room and submits to a drug test. When the test comes back positive, she picks up the state telephone as if to throw it.

  34. Female 5’10”, 190 lb Criminal history of violence and drug violations Availability of cell phone and keys Acting aggravated, pacing, making antagonistic statements Threatens to throw state telephone 5’8”, 150 lb Carrying handcuffs Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal commands Physical control Nonlethal weapon Availability and response time of other officers Lobby of probation office Drug room Presence of other people, including children in lobby 4:30 p.m. CPO Scenario 16 An offender under your supervision has been sitting in the probation office lobby for several hours because she has not been able to provide a urine sample. The offender has started pacing in the lobby, acting aggravated, and makes antagonistic remarks. The offender is 5’10”, 190 lb and has a cell phone and keys. She has a prior criminal history of violence and drug violation. You are 5’8”, 150 lb and have handcuffs. There are several officers in the probation office. It is 4:30 p.m., and the lobby is noisy, crowded, and there are several children present. Finally, the offender moves to the drug room and submits to a drug test. When the test comes back positive, she picks up the state telephone as if to throw it.

  35. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 17 You are conducting field work on a Saturday afternoon in an area known for high crime. You enter the offender’s residence and see a gun on the offender’s living room table. The offender pushes you, runs toward the living room table, and reaches for the gun. You know the offender has a violent history. You are of similar size to the offender and you are carrying a firearm, chemical agent, and cell phone. You have six months experience as a certified probation officer. There are neighbors outside in their yard and children playing in the streets.

  36. Violent history Similar size to officer Pushes officer Access to gun Similar size to offender Carrying chemical agent, firearm, and cell phone Six months experience as probation officer Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal commands Physical control Nonlethal weapon Deadly force Presence of weapon Saturday afternoon High crime neighborhood Inside offender's home Neighbors outside in their yard Children present outside CPO Scenario 17 You are conducting field work on a Saturday afternoon in an area known for high crime. You enter the offender’s residence and see a gun on the offender’s living room table. The offender pushes you, runs toward the living room table, and reaches for the gun. You know the offender has a violent history. You are of similar size to the offender and you are carrying a firearm, chemical agent, and cell phone. You have six months experience as a certified probation officer. There are neighbors outside in their yard and children playing in the streets.

  37. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 18 Upon arriving at a sex offender’s residence to complete a routine home visit, you notice several vehicles parked in the yard. As you drive up, you see the offender looking out the window. You have a cell phone and chemical agent. A young woman, unknown to you, answers the door. Behind the woman, you see a child who is approximately six years old. You hear noise in the background that indicates there are other occupants in the house. The offender is on supervision for Lewd and Lascivious Act on a Child, and you know the crime was violent in nature. Under the orders of supervision, the offender is not to have contact with children under the age of 18. When you ask for the offender, the woman slams the door in your face.

  38. On supervision for Lewd and Lascivious Act on Child involving violence Not allowed to have contact with children under 18 years old Inside the house Alone Carrying cell phone and chemical agent Knows offender’s past criminal history Denied entrance to home Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal commands Availability and response time of law enforcement backup Child in home Other unknown persons in house Offender’s residence CPO Scenario 18 Upon arriving at a sex offender’s residence to complete a routine home visit, you notice several vehicles parked in the yard. As you drive up, you see the offender looking out the window. You have a cell phone and chemical agent. A young woman, unknown to you, answers the door. Behind the woman, you see a child who is approximately six years old. You hear noise in the background that indicates there are other occupants in the house. The offender is on supervision for Lewd and Lascivious Act on a Child, and you know the crime was violent in nature. Under the orders of supervision, the offender is not to have contact with children under the age of 18. When you ask for the offender, the woman slams the door in your face.

  39. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 19 During field supervision, you arrive at an offender’s residence for a routine search. The residence is located in a suburban neighborhood, and you are carrying chemical agent, handcuffs, a cell phone, and a firearm. The offender is a female sexual predator and purposely denies you entrance but does not touch you. She stands in front of the main doorway, arms crossed, blocking the entrance. You contact local law enforcement for assistance. While waiting, other people, unknown to you, casually enter the yard.

  40. Female sexual predator Noncompliant Refusing officer entry into residence Resisting officer Alone Conducting field supervision Carrying chemical agent, handcuffs, cell phone, and a firearm Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal commands Law enforcement en route to residence Additional subjects entering the scene, unknown to the officer Suburban neighborhood CPO Scenario 19 During field supervision, you arrive at an offender’s residence for a routine search. The residence is located in a suburban neighborhood, and you are carrying chemical agent, handcuffs, a cell phone, and a firearm. The offender is a female sexual predator and purposely denies you entrance but does not touch you. She stands in front of the main doorway, arms crossed, blocking the entrance. You contact local law enforcement for assistance. While waiting, other people, unknown to you, casually enter the yard.

  41. What subject factors influence this situation? Physical size? Demeanor? Weapons? Other? What officer factors influence this situation? Physical size? Training? Experience? Other? Physical presence? Use verbal commands? Use physical control? Use nonlethal weapon? Use deadly force? What other factors influence this situation? Is the subject resisting my lawful authority? Is the subject making attacking movements NOT LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? Is the subject making attacking movements LIKELY to cause death or great bodily harm? What environmental factors influence this situation? Presence of others? Weather? Location? CPO Scenario 20 You are a 5’4”, 125 lb female conducting field supervision. You stop to check on an offender who is attending mental health counseling. In order to meet with the offender, you must wait in the building lobby until the offender’s evening session is finished. You are carrying a firearm, flashlight, handcuffs, chemical agent, and cell phone. In the lobby is a woman waiting with her small children. A young man who is 5’7”, 145 lb enters the lobby and asks you to allow him to see his counselor. You inform the man politely that you do not work for the mental health agency but that a counselor should be able to help him momentarily. At that time, the man tells you, “That’s okay, I’ve been looking for someone to fight with all day” then strikes you in the face repeatedly with his fists.

  42. Young male 5’7”, 145 lb Unknown to officer Possible mental health issues Attacks officer with fists Female, 5’4”, 125 lb Carrying firearm, chemical agent, handcuffs, flashlight, cell phone Under attack Given the facts provided, the officer may use one or more of the following: Physical presence Verbal commands Physical control Nonlethal weapon Deadly force Presence of woman and children Possible weapons of opportunity Mental health facility CPO Scenario 20 You are a 5’4” 125 lb female conducting field supervision. You stop to check on an offender who is attending mental health counseling. In order to meet with the offender, you must wait in the building lobby until the offender’s evening session is finished. You are carrying a firearm, flashlight, handcuffs, chemical agent, and cell phone. In the lobby is a woman waiting with her small children. A young man who is 5’7”, 145 lb enters the lobby and asks you to allow him to see his counselor. You inform the man politely that you do not work for the mental health agency but that a counselor should be able to help him momentarily. At that time, the man tells you, “That’s okay, I’ve been looking for someone to fight with all day” then strikes you in the face repeatedly with his fists.

  43. S-1 Florida Department of Law EnforcementCriminal Justice Standards and Training Commission S-1 S-1 CJSTC Use Of ForceApplication Tool Correctional Probation Scenarios CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics CJK_0051