When can these levels of force in law enforcement be employed? These levels of force are different in each situation, and police should only use the amount of force suitable to control an incident, make an arrest, or protect themselves and others from harm or possible death. An officer cannot abuse his or her authority by misusing the levels of force which may result in police brutality, or some other form unlawfully behavior.
How do you feel force should be applied through law enforcement officers?
The way that I feel force should be applied through law enforcement officers is how it is designed to be used. Each level is designed to avoid the next level. In my experience of being an officer, if I can defuse a situation by being a presence and using my verbal skills and don’t have to convert to using physical force, I’ve done my job and possibly gained more by doing so. For an example, a tenant in the building I was working at, came to my office and reported that a man is trying to pry his way into rear entrance of the building. Immediately I proceeded to investigate the issue and discovered the individual in the act of breaking into the building. Upon approaching the individual, I made sure that I would approach him, not in an aggressive manner, but in calm, and more of a befriending way. By doing this I gained the trust of the individual. I asked him a series of question which according to him he wanted to use the facilities inside because he was waiting on the bus to arrive and really need to relieve him. Also observing that he