Kent Police is committed to being an open and transparent force and this use of force data is published to provide an insight into what being a police officer involves and the challenges they deal with.
Officers are trained to use force proportionately, lawfully and only when absolutely necessary. The information published will help improve the understanding of use of force and will help shape the tactics used and the training of officers.
This is the early stages of data collation and it would be inaccurate to compare one force to another until a consistency in recording and publications is established.
Kent Police’s priority is to keep people safe and put victims at the heart of what we do.