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Deadly Force

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Written by Basil on 09/15/2006 8:59 PM. Filed under:

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Deadly force: force that a person uses causing, or that a person knows would create a substantial risk of causing, death or serious bodily harm (e.g., broken bones, internal bleeding). Deadly force, under Department of Defense Directive 5210.56, is authorized under the following circumstances:

(This is for DoD military and civilian personnel performing security duties. It does not apply under fire during time of war or in situations where specific Rules of Engagement apply.)

It required that DoD personnel carrying firearms have the applicable portions of the directive linked above memorized.

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2 Responses to “Deadly Force”

  1. Matthew Says:

    This looks like the general outline for the Use of deadly force in the police world. Minus the Nuclear weapons.

  2. Basil Says:

    Well, Matthew, this is for DoD personnel standing security duties, so it applies to DoD civilian police, military police, sentries, gate guards, and the like. Very similar situations would be applicable.