Use of Force Policy (Tupelo Police Department)

Blake Feldman filed this request with the Police Department of Tupelo, MS.

It is a clone of this request.

Multi Request Use of Force Policy
Due Oct. 2, 2023
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Blake Feldman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Mississippi Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All policies, practices, procedures, rules, or orders concerning the use of force.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Blake Feldman

From: Police Department

Othea James
Administrative Assistant
400 North Front Street
Tupelo, MS 38804

From: Blake Feldman

Good morning, Ms. James.

Since initially making this request, I have discovered that TPD has made their SOP publicly available on the City's website, which is an act of transparency that I've only seen by major LEAs outside of MS. I think it's such a great way to foster public trust. If you could confirm that the SOP available online (in its entirety or at least regarding Policy No. 3.04 Response to Resistance) is up to date, I'd like to withdraw my request. If you cannot, please let me know, and I will complete the required records request form.