Use of Force Data

We are committed to being an open and transparent force and this use of force data is published to provide an insight into what being a police officer involves and the challenges they face.

Officers are trained to use force proportionately, lawfully and only when absolutely necessary. 

This information will help improve the understanding of use of force and will help shape the tactics used and the training of officers.

Use of Force 1 April 2020 - 31 July 2020

In the 3 months between April 2020 and July 2020 there were 582 records of incidents where force was used. Each officer that has used force in an incident should record the force used, and as a result one incident could result in several records for one subject.

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Incident location

Impact Factor

Reason for Force

Tactic used

Subject details






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