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Use of Force Analysis

Use of Force Analysis

Having the community’s trust is critical to the King County Sheriff’s Office success, and transparency is a key factor in building trust with our community. We have contracted with Police Strategies, LLC to conduct a continuous analysis of the Sheriff’s Office use of force incidents. The analysis is updated annually and compares the most recent data with data from previous years to help identify trends and drive continuous improvement.

Below are interactive dashboards along with instructions on how to use them. They allow one to query KCSO’s use of force data.

There are four buttons at the top of the dashboards: 

  • Dashboard Instructions
  • Day, Time & Location Of Use Of Force Incidents
  • Subjects & Crimes Charged
  • Officer Force Tactics


By clicking on any of the elements of a dashboard, the remaining charts, graphs, and maps will be changed to match that element.