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626.8452 DEADLY FORCE AND FIREARMS USE; POLICIES AND INSTRUCTION
REQUIRED.
    Subdivision 1. Deadly force policy. By January 1, 1992, the head of every local and state
law enforcement agency shall establish and enforce a written policy governing the use of force,
including deadly force, as defined in section 609.066, by peace officers and part-time peace
officers employed by the agency. The policy must be consistent with the provisions of section
609.066, subdivision 2, and may not prohibit the use of deadly force under circumstances in
which that force is justified under section 609.066, subdivision 2.
    Subd. 2. Deadly force and firearms use; initial instruction. Beginning January 1, 1992,
the head of every local and state law enforcement agency shall provide instruction on the use
of force, deadly force, and the use of firearms to every peace officer and part-time peace officer
newly appointed by or beginning employment with the agency. This instruction must occur
before the agency head issues a firearm to the officer or otherwise authorizes the officer to carry
a firearm in the course of employment. The instruction must be based on the agency's written
policy required in subdivision 1 and on the instructional materials required by the board for peace
officer and part-time peace officer licensure.
    Subd. 3. Deadly force and firearms use; continuing instruction. Beginning January 1,
1992, the head of every local and state law enforcement agency shall provide the instruction
described in subdivision 2 to every peace officer and part-time peace officer currently employed
by the agency. This instruction must be provided at least once a year.
    Subd. 4. Record keeping required. The head of every local and state law enforcement
agency shall maintain written records of the agency's compliance with the requirements of
subdivisions 2 and 3.
    Subd. 5. Licensing sanctions; injunctive relief. The board may impose licensing sanctions
and seek injunctive relief under section 214.11 for failure to comply with the requirements of
this section.
History: 1991 c 141 s 2

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