Use of Force Policy

Matt Gallagher filed this request with the St Michaels Police Department FOIA of St Michaels, MD.


From: Matt Gallagher

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Your department's Use of Force policy.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Matt Gallagher

From: Matt Gallagher

This is a follow-up to my FOIA request of 6/10/2020.

From: St Michaels Police Department FOIA

Dear Mr. Gallagher,

Thank you for your request. In Maryland, all police policies are required by
law to be placed on the respective police department's website.

You can review the St. Michaels Police Department's entire operating manual
on line.


On page 87, you will find the department Use of Force policy.

Thank you for your interest.

By Chief Anthony Smith

Tiffany A. Sweeney

St. Michaels Police Department

100 S. Fremont Street

St. Michaels, MD 21663

Tel: 410-745-9500

Fax: 410-745-2653 <>


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