Law enforcement (LE) use of force (UOF) is a complex social, medical, and legal issue. In recent years, highly visible and publicized UOF incidents have sparked public outrage about racial inequity and motivated broad institutional reflection on sanctioning violence in the name of protecting communities. A public health approach to violence and to LE-UOF is required to develop 21st-century policing recommendations. Tactical emergency medical services physicians are uniquely positioned to convene and to serve as advisors, educators, and advocates to LE departments, community leaders, and public policy developers in order to improve UOF policies.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects
- Health(social science)
- Health Policy