Taser Seattle Pd Manual M26 Revision
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SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT DRAFT OF MANUAL REVISION Section 1.170 Chapter 170 – M26 Taser I. Qualification A. Officers must successfully complete an authorized training class approved by the Commander of the Training, Procedures, and Audit Section before they may carry an M26 Taser. B. Authorized officers may only carry a department issued M26 Taser and M26 Taser cartridges. II. Post application procedures A. Whenever an M26 Taser is applied to an individual a Seattle Fire Department Aid or Medic Unit will be called to the scene to treat that person. B. Spent Taser darts and cartridges will be handled as a biohazard and will be disposed of in properly marked biohazard containers. C. Qualified medical personnel at an authorized medical facility will remove the M26 darts that penetrate an individuals skin. III. Reporting the use of M26 Taser A. When the M26 Taser is deployed on an individual you must follow the use of physical force reporting procedures. (See Section 1.149 – Reporting the Use of Force) IV. Replacement M26 cartridges and batteries A. Officers are responsible for getting replacement M26 cartridges and batteries when they deplete their supply. The precinct stationmasters will have the replacements. V. Yearly Qualifications A. Each authorized user of the M26 Taser will qualify with their weapon once a year. B. The qualification date will be published by directive at the start of each year. C. Unexcused absences will terminate the authorization to carry the M26 Taser until the qualification can be made up.