L3 – 11.7 Summary


The use of a baton is in response to unsuccessful de-escalation of a situation where an aggressor’s resistance has escalated the security officer’s use of force response. The physical use of the baton is intended to stop the assaultive actions of an attacker. Once threatening resistance stops, the security officer must re- evaluate the use of force options based on the current level of resistance. The use of a baton does not affect

all subjects the same, and a security officer must always be prepared to transition to another use of force option. Always use the reasonable force necessary in response to the resistance to gain compliance.