Use of Force Data

Police use of force at UC Davis

Many discussions of police reform focus on the use of force by police officers.

In 2019, UC Davis police officers used force in a total of four incidents, between the Davis and Sacramento campuses. None of those use-of-force incidents resulted in serious bodily injury or death or involved the discharge of a firearm — which the department is legally required to report to the California Department of Justice.

UC Davis Police Department policy regarding use of force also complies with the eight policies highlighted by the #8Can'tWait advocacy campaign, which seeks to restrict use of force by police with policies such as banning chokeholds, requiring de-escalation, exhausting alternatives before shooting and other related policies.

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