Do your officers have a duty to intervene when they see another officer mishandling a situation?

CPD Policy GO2010 

It is the policy of the Cocoa Police Department to investigate all complaints against the Department and/or its personnel; to equitably determine whether the allegations are valid or invalid; and to initiate appropriate closure, with corrective action as deemed necessary.

It shall be the responsibility of all department personnel to report any violation of laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, or orders by any other department member.

GO 0200

It shall be the policy of the Cocoa Police Department to require that all members, prior to being sworn, take an oath of office. Sworn officers shall also be required to abide by the Law Enforcement code of ethics, which the agency has adopted.

Law Enforcement Oath of Honor: Sworn Officers shall become familiar with and incorporate into their personal philosophies the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor, to wit: On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the constitution, my community and the agency I serve.

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1. Is there a ban on the use of chokeholds and strangleholds?
2. Are there several steps in the de-escalation process?
3. Do you require your officers to warn before shooting?
4. Do you require that your officers exhaust all other means before resorting to shooting?
5. Do your officers have a duty to intervene when they see another officer mishandling a situation?
6. What are you actively doing and what policies do you have in place to stop collusion?
7. Are officers banned from shooting at moving vehicles?
8. Do your officers employ the use of Force Continuum?
9. Do you require comprehensive reporting?
10. Does your department participate in the use of no knock warrants?
11. Do you carry less-lethal weapons as a proven method to curb violent behavior by officers of the law?
12. Do you restrict SWAT teams use for emergency situations?
13. Do you require body worn cameras for police officers?
14. Do you require officers to undergo training - including scenario-based training on at least a quarterly basis and involve the community - including youth of color – in its design and implementation?
15. Do you ensure accountability through civilian oversight boards?
16. Do you have funds and resources allocated for community-based programs?