Definition of Terms
Please note, these definitions are provided by the Policing Project, not CCPD, and are meant to help understand the official CCPD policies and the accompanying summaries.
Deadly Force - An officer’s actions are considered “deadly force” if the officer intends to cause death or serious injury, or if the officer knows that the actions will create a high risk of death or serious injury. For example, it is considered a use of "deadly force" when an officers fires a gun in the direction of another person.
Search Warrant - A judge's written order that authorizes a law-enforcement officer to conduct a search of a specified person, place (such as a person’s house, building, premises, or separately secured portion thereof), or thing (such as a cellular phone or computer) in order to seize evidence of a crime.