This rule change is effective immediately.
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Chapter XIII - APD Equipment & Ground Vehicles
The SDAR can be used by POs+ without approval of a Sergeant as long as the suspect is in the water or there is no other way of dealing with him (I.E. on a roof, in a locked house with no available Corporal or higher online). In other words, use it as a last resort.
In all other cases, a Sergeant or higher will need to approve the use of an SDAR.
This does not mean you will be able to store an SDAR in your backpack. After you have used the SDAR, seize it.
This means that a Patrol Officer may use an SDAR in a situation that requires it if a corporal is online, but the corporal too busy to respond to the situation that needs lethal force.
Things to note:
A Corporal+ must be asked first if there is one online (Specifically for all cases outside of the water)
The Corporal+ that approves this must actually be busy and not available. (Corporals+ will be held accountable for this)