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Use of Force

he City of London Police records all use of force inline with the National guidelines. This requires that officers report all uses of force as soon as practicable.he City of London Police records all use of force inline with the National guidelines. This requires that officers report all uses of force as soon as practicable.

View a detailed record for the period April to June 2017 here.

A record is to be created when one of the following techniques or tactics is used:

  • Handcuffing on cooperative and un cooperative persons.
  • Unarmed skills (including pressure points, strikes, restraints and take downs).
  • Use of police dogs.
  • Drawing or use of a baton.
  • Drawing or use of irritant spray.
  • Limb / Body restraints.
  • Use of Spit guard.
  • Use of Shields.
  • Conductive Energy Device (C.E.D. currently TASER - in any of the 7 categories of use).
  • AEP (attenuating energy projectile): aimed or discharged.
  • Firearms: aimed or discharged.
  • Other / improvised Techniques.


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