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Calgary Police Service

Use of Force

Calgary Police Service Use of Force

Officers are required to report any use of force beyond handcuffing and basic physical control techniques.

Officers’ reports are reviewed by their commanding officer, training officers and a force review officer. These reviews help ensure force is being used properly, and only when necessary and in a reasonable and proportionate manner. They also help us refine our training to respond to emerging trends. 

In 2023, CPS officers entered into approximately 580,000 interactions with the public overall. Use of force was used in 901 of these cases to safely control a person who was resistive or violent towards others, officers or themselves. This translates into force being used in less than one in every 644 public interactions.

Reports

2023 CPS Annual De-Escalation and Use of Force Report 
2022 CPS Annual De-Escalation and Use of Force Report 
2021 CPS Annual De-Escalation and Use of Force Report 

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