Montana Board of Crime Control

Montana’s Use-of-Force Data Collection Portal

The National Use-of-Force Data Collection is a component of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. The goal of the Use-of-Force Data Collection is to produce a national picture of the trends and characteristics of uses of force by law enforcement officers. The Use-of-Force system will provide a centralized repository for designated local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement representatives to submit Use-of-Force data on circumstances of incidents, as well as individuals and officers involved.

FBI Definition of Use-of-Force

Did an incident result in:

  • The death of a person due to law enforcement Use-of-Force?
  • The serious bodily injury of person due to law enforcement Use-of-Force?
  • The discharge of a firearm by law enforcement at or in the direction of a person that did not otherwise result in death or serious bodily injury?

*Serious bodily injury is based in part on 18 United States Code 2246 (4) and means “bodily injury that involves a substantial risk of death, unconsciousness, protracted and obvious disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty.”

If any of the above are true, then the incident should be reported.

Incidents should be reported as soon as possible after the incident to improve the accuracy of the data. The initial details explained in the next segment should be reported within 48 hours of the incident.

Reporting Use-of-Force

Submit a report in two ways


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