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Where can I find out more information about use of force?

  • Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) oversees the police complaints system in England and Wales and sets the standards by which the police should handle complaints. It is independent, making its decisions entirely independently of the police and government. It is not part of the police.

  • College of Policing APP

    The law recognises that there are situations where police officers may be required to use force. The primary responsibility for using force rests with individual officers, who are answerable to the law.

  • National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC)

    The NPCC brings police forces in the UK together to help policing coordinate operations, reform, improve and provide value for money.