In every democratic society, police work is regulated by the constitutional, statutory and regulatory provisions, which operate within a social and cultural area of a region or country. Police work includes a number of specific situations, in which the police officers must intervene due to unethical practices that jeopardize the safety of people. Therefore, police officers work in immoral circumstances, in which they always have to take into account the dignity of the human person. This is precisely the specialty of the police profession and also a fact that raises various moral and ethical issues, which police officers sometimes do not even realize. For the successful implementation of the tasks, officers need special license and power. One of them is the use of coercive means, which is besides ethics, one of the main topics of this thesis. To understand the concept of the whole thesis, the first part describes the basic concepts such as police work and ethics, types of coercive measures and fundamental principles for the use of them. These are primary basis, after which police officers must act when they use coercive means. They have to act lawfully and in a humane and dignified manner. The role and importance of ethics when using coercive measures and the code of police ethics, which is intended to raise awareness of police officers on the importance of respect for ethical principles and the strengthening of ethical and moral conduct in practice is also described. In the second part of the thesis follows the execution of the research, which is based on the analysis of statistical data on the use of coercive means, the injuries resulting from the use of them and the state of the offenders during the usage of coercive means. At the end there are given suggestions for improvements.