Use of Force Policy Project
When a high-profile incident occurs, we’ll publish the relevant policy to provide context to the debate. In addition, we’ll be adding additional policies to this page as we receive them - if you’ve filed one, and you’d like it added, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Over a hundred people have requested their police use-of-force policies — join them!
On June 5, MuckRock began an Assignment to help begin to better understand how use of force policies and data are being tracked by local law enforcement agencies. We’ve had nearly 100 submissions from all over the country, but you can still add yours.
Join dozens of other requesters in requesting your police department’s use of force policy
Nationwide, there have been horrific instances of police force that avoid prosecution despite appearing closer to abuse or even murder rather than law enforcement. How is that allowed? We’ll help you find out.
Read St. Anthony Police Department’s Use of Force Policy
As part of our collaboration with Campaign Zero, MuckRock requested use of force policies from the 100 largest police departments in the country, including St. Anthony PD. In the wake of the recent release of the dash cam video of the shooting of Philando Castile, we wanted to give you a chance to read the policy yourself.
Jamiles Lartey sent this request to the New Jersey State Police of New Jersey
Use of Force Policy (Albuquerque Police Department)
DeRay Mckesson sent this request to the Albuquerque Police Department of Albuquerque, NM
Use of Force Policy (Anaheim Police Department)
DeRay Mckesson sent this request to the Anaheim Police Department of Anaheim, CA
Use of Force Policy (Anchorage Police Department)
DeRay Mckesson sent this request to the Anchorage Police Department of Anchorage, AK
Use of Force policy and training materials (Delaware State Police)
Jonathan Rudenberg sent this request to the Delaware State Police of Delaware
Use of Force Policy (Arlington Police Department)
DeRay Mckesson sent this request to the Arlington Police Department of Arlington, TX