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West Mercia Police has today published figures on the use of force by officers.

West Mercia Police has today published fourth quarter figures on the use of force by police officers.

The figures cover tactics such as officers taking hold of someone's arm, using handcuffs, deploying a police dog and using a baton, irritant spray, Taser or firearm.

Police officers respond to thousands of incidents each day and, as the figures show, the vast majority are resolved without requiring these techniques or any form of conflict.

Where use of force actions are taken each officer attending the incident completes a record of their actions. Therefore, there may be more than one record linked to the same incident. Equally, multiple incidents involving the same person will be recorded separately.

Included in the published data for the latest quarter are the number of assaults on officers.

You can find the data on our website here

Superintendent Paul Moxley, Force Operations



Issued at 00.30 on Monday 25 June 2018 by Alex Gale, Communications Officer


Published 25/06/18