Use of Force Policy Database


Access use of force policies and related documents for the 100 largest U.S. city police departments.

We are assembling the first open-source database of police use of force policies for the 100 largest U.S. city police departments. These documents, obtained through FOIA requests via MuckRock, will be used for future analyses identifying the ways in which they impact police accountability.

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✔️= Police Use of Force Policy Posted

Albuquerque Police Department ✔️

Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Anaheim Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Anchorage Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Arlington, TX Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Atlanta Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Aurora Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Austin Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Bakersfield Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Baltimore Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy (See also, Deadly Force Guidelines)
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Baton Rouge Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Birmingham Police Department
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Boston Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Buffalo Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Chandler Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Chesapeake Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Chicago Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy (See also, Deadly Force Policy, Force Model, Force Options, Firearms, Less Lethal, Reporting)
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Chula Vista Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Cincinnati Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Cleveland Division of Police ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Colorado Springs Police Department ✔️(Redacted)
Police Department Use of Force Policy (Deadly Force Policy, Less Lethal Force Policy)
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Columbus Division of Police ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Corpus Christi Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Dallas Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Denver Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Detroit Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Durham Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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El Paso Police Department ✔️(Redacted)
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Fort Wayne Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Fort Worth Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Fremont Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Fresno Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Garland Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Glendale Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Greensboro Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Henderson Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Hialeah Police Department
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Honolulu Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Houston Police Department ✔️(Redacted, but later posted unredacted policy here)
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Indianapolis Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Irvine Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Irving Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Jacksonsville Sheriff's Office ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Jersey City Police Department
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Kansas City, MO Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Laredo Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Lexington Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Lincoln Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Long Beach Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Los Angeles Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy (See also, Duty to Report Misconduct Policy)
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Louisville Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Lubbock Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Madison Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Memphis Police Department
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Mesa Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Metropolitan Nashville Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Miami Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Milwaukee Police Department ✔️(Redacted)
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Minneapolis Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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New Orleans Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Newark Police Department
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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New York Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Norfolk Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy (See also: Firearms Policy)
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North Las Vegas Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Oakland Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Oklahoma City Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Omaha Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Orlando Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Philadelphia Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy (Firearms Policy, Less Lethal Force, Taser, Force Review, Mental Health Response
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Phoenix Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Pittsburgh Bureau of Police ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Plano Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Portland Police Bureau ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Raleigh Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Reno Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Riverside Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Rochester Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Sacramento Police Department ✔️ (Redacted)
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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San Antonio Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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San Bernardino Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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San Diego Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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San Francisco Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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San Jose Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Santa Ana Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy (Taser Policy, Shooting Policy, Rifle Policy, Less Lethal Policy, SWAT Policy, Leg Restraint Policy)
FOIA Request Submitted Via MuckRock

Scottsdale Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Seattle Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy (Also, see Policy on Reporting Misconduct
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Spokane Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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St. Paul Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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St. Petersburg Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Stockton Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Tampa Police Department ✔️ 
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Toledo Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Tucson Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Tulsa Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Virginia Beach Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Wichita Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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Winston-Salem Police Department ✔️
Police Department Use of Force Policy
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