There was a very popular and successful German television crime show in Germany, Derrick. 281 episodes in almost 25 years, broadcasted in about 100 countries. The lead character was always portrayed by the same actor, and this lead character fired a total of about five shots with his handgun on people over the course of a quarter century.
This by almost all crime shows' standards extraordinarily non-violent manners were actually a drastic exaggeration of police violence in Germany - even more so compared to today's real world standards!
The actual use of firearms by almost a quarter million of German policemen, policing 80 million inhabitants of Germany, was much less.
Year 2013 German police statistics:
100 shots fired in context of persons, of which 41 were warning shots and 17 were aimed at material.
This leaves a grand total of 42 shots fired on people. This killed eight people and wounded 20. 38 were fired in an emergency situation, 4 were fired when a suspect attempted to flee (not hits).
42 shots fired on people in a year, among 80 million inhabitants.
(German police hardly carries tasers or other electro shock tools!)
This statistic is not a one-off. We've had similar results for years (see same link or here for 2012).
Germans love when we've organised a problem down to a minimum, and no matter how uncomfortable it's to be on the receiving end of a submission technique applied by a police(wo)man, our society no doubt did organise (train) lethal violence by police(wo)men down to a minimum. This is something the nation can be proud of.