Does your department participate in the use of no knock warrants?

CPD Policy GO 1030

It shall be the policy of the Cocoa Police Department that the standard search warrant service shall be the preferred tactic in the execution of search warrants. The primary exception to this rule is when there are specific and articulable facts known to law enforcement personnel existing at the time of service, which establishes that the safety of officers or citizens is at risk or that the seizure of essential evidence may be compromised.

STANDARD SEARCH WARRANT SERVICE – execution/service of a search warrant which requires adherence to officers “Knocking” and “announcing” there presence and purpose.

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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?