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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office issues new firearm policy for deputies

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has a new policy when it comes to its deputies using their weapons.

PBSO says when a deputy points their weapon at an individual, they must report to their supervisor for an investigation, even if gunshots aren't fired.

PBSO public affairs released a memo Wednesday reading, "Effective immediately, any sworn personnel who points a firearm (Handgun/Shotgun/Rifle) at an individual during the course of their duties, or if off-duty shall make immediate notification to an on-duty supervisor for documentation."

That supervisor must gather information regarding the incident on scene and file a report by the end of their shift.

The policy is also in effect for deputies who are off-duty who must call an on-duty supervisor if they are in a situation where they point their weapon at an individual.

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