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Police: Stun Guns

Question for Home Office

UIN 216915, tabled on 5 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of police officers that are trained to use a taser in each police force.

Answered on

8 February 2019

All armed officers are required to be Taser trained and carry the device. As at 31 March 2018, there were 6,459 armed officers in England and Wales.

Unarmed officers can also carry the device if they have completed special Taser training. However, the number of specially trained Taser officers is an operational matter for chief officers to determine based on their assessment of threat and risk. The Home Office does not hold information on the number of unarmed officers who have been trained.

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