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OCT 2018

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PoliceMag.com 41 to make sure everyone is all right. I cannot leave until I am sure. May I step inside and chat with you? e sooner I can come in and chat with you, the sooner I will leave." INSIDE THE RESIDENCE Once inside, be observant of your sur- roundings. Observe persons inside, look for weapons, and watch for pets. e first action to take is to separate the involved parties. If possible, do this so that the parties are not facing each other. At the same time, it is important that of- ficers can see each other to ensure their safety. Ask the parties if there are any oth- er people, any weapons, or any pets in the residence. Don't be afraid to conduct a "Terry pat- down." However, be sure you have reason- able suspicion that the subject may have a weapon. Reasonable suspicion can be gained by obtaining information from dispatch and from those present at the residence as well as assessing the behav- ior of the subject. By asking the right ques- tions, you will be more likely to ascertain whether reasonable suspicion exists to conduct a patdown. Once the parties have been separated and the scene appears safe, you and the other officer or officers should then in- terview the parties involved to determine what occurred before your arrival. Do so from a safe distance, with your hands above your waist and weapon side back. You can then determine if there is prob- able cause to make an arrest. When ar- resting a suspect, as mentioned above, it is safer if a third officer is on the scene. It is important to know the require- ments of your department and state in regards to explaining victim rights and providing assistance as well as all the laws related to domestic violence in your state. Examples of offenses that may have occurred at a domestic include domestic battery, aggravated domestic battery, vio- lation of an order of protection, unlawful restraint, and child abuse and neglect. Dr. Michael Schlosser, Ph.D., is the director of the University of Illinois Police Training Institute, and the Institute's lead control and arrest tactics instructor. He retired from the Rantoul (IL) Police Department as a lieutenant. SET A COURSEā€¦ INTRODUCING MOMENTUM BY MOMENTUM. GAIN ATHLETIC, STREAMLINED STYLING DESIGNED FOR DYNAMIC MOVEMENT RIDGEFOOTWEAR.COM - Underwater Positioning and Sonar Imaging - Sight in Zero Visibility - Sonar Coverage Mapping - HD Video and Images for Documentation. - Communication and - Communication and Diver Tracking Available. Other Products Include: Video Systems, Side Scan Sonar, Diver Delivery Systems, Remotely Operated Vehicles, and More. Underwater Search and Recovery Systems Since 1984 www.sharkmarine.com sales@sharkmarine.com Ph: (905) 687 6672 DIVE TABLET 2

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