Use of Force

Goal

Assess all recent incidents in which force was used by Dayton police to look for patterns of biases, which will inform a review of use of force policies.

Current Status

The Department takes an active role in looking for indicators of individual officer misconduct. The Dayton Police Department investigates all pertinent administrative encounters as well as complaints. Supervisors submit the results of their investigations through the chain of command and all are given final review by the Professional Standards Bureau. In addition, in 2018 a joint effort between the Human Relations Council, Community Police Committee, and the Dayton Police Department produced a report revealing the results of their study into the Department’s relationship with the community.

Current Procedure Results
Administrative Investigation Records Management System A database is maintained for all administrative investigations including Uses of Force, Citizen Complaints, Traffic Crashes, etc.
Early Identification/Intervention CALEA-Compliant tracking system which features Peer Group Analysis and customizable thresholds
Statistical Analysis The department utilizes a range of statistical reports and charts i.e. aggregate, trends, and comparative formats
Community Police Council Statistical Review Community Police Council did an extensive review of use-of-force incidents, which is detailed in the report (available at daytonohio.gov/policereform)
The Professional Standards Bureau PSB is in the process of reviewing all Use of Force Data and developing updated demographic reports
Transparency Dashboard The City of Dayton Data Team is researching the option to include historical police use of force data in a dashboard environment which would allow any community member easy access to Dayton Police Use of Force data.