To be accountable and transparent, the Dallas Police Department has published comprehensive officer use-of-force data. Anyone is able to access the report.
The first report analyzed historical data from 2014 to 2021 and provides an in-depth analysis of use of force data from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021.
For the 2021 report, Dallas PD and Dallas Information and Technology Services (ITS) provided electronic extracts from incident reports that included summaries of the incidents and officer statements.
The findings in the report for Show of Force (i.e. pointing or displaying and threatening to use a weapon) include:
- Reason for Contact
- Force Frequency
- Subjects – gender, race, and age
- Disposition of Show of Force Incidents
A copy of the 2021 written report and the use-of-force dashboard can be viewed at https://dallaspolice.net/reports/Pages/force-analysis-data.aspx