Use of force


Publication of this data is part of a national commitment made in January 2017 for all forces to collate and publish data on the use of force. The National Police Chief’s Council will publish links to different forces’ data via its website.

The use of force includes applying handcuffs to a compliant person being arrested or instances where violence is threatened to a police officer or member of the public and the officer uses proportionate force to enforce an arrest.

An independent scrutiny panel, including independent members, monitors and scrutinises our uses of force and helps hold us to account, ensuring we are open and transparent on the methods we apply.

Should anyone feel that they have been unfairly treated then they can make a complaint via our online form