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Police should 'all be armed with Tasers to stop attacks'

Police should 'all be armed with Tasers to stop attacks'
John Apter , chair of the Police Federation, said ministers must roll out more of the weapons before violence gets out of control Officers should be r...
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500 attacks on Norfolk police officers in a year prompts Tasers vow from chief constable

500 attacks on Norfolk police officers in a year prompts Tasers vow from chief constable
Every Norfolk officer could be armed with a Taser by 2021 – in response to the shocking news that there were 500-plus attacks on police in the past ye...
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Frontline officers want to be armed with Tasers at all times

Frontline officers want to be armed with Tasers at all times
Survey reveals four fifths of cops believe the weapon is essential protection from violent offenders The vast majority of North Wales Police officers ...
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Hundreds of police officers to receive Taser training

Hundreds of police officers to receive Taser training
MORE than 500 police officers in Scotland will start Taser training this month. Police Scotland says the move is in response to an increase in assault...
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Risk of ‘postcode lottery’ for Taser as police representative demands Home Office funds kit

Risk of ‘postcode lottery’ for Taser as police representative demands Home Office funds kit
TASER must be funded by central government instead of costing police forces cash from their budget, a police representative has insisted in a letter t...
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South Wales police Taser rethink as gang knife threat grows

South Wales police Taser rethink as gang knife threat grows
All frontline police officers in south Wales could be armed with Tasers to face the increasing threat of gangs carrying knives. Chief Constable Matt J...
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South Wales Police Taser policy to be reviewed in light of gun and knife crime

South Wales Police Taser policy to be reviewed in light of gun and knife crime
It is in response to the number of officers being kicked, punched and spat at on a weekly basis The chief constable of South Wales Police is ordering ...
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Man viciously attacks police officers with a sword

Man viciously attacks police officers with a sword
One police officer was seriously injured in the attack which happened on Upper Chorlton Road in Whalley Range shortly before 3pm this Sunday. Shocking...
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Chiefs to pursue options for probationers to carry Taser

Chiefs to pursue options for probationers to carry Taser
The National Police Chiefs’ Council has supported proposals for selected probationers to be able to carry Taser after completing a rigorous applicatio...
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Tasers for all Hampshire police officers with 'operational need'

Tasers for all Hampshire police officers with 'operational need'
A police force has said it will issue Tasers to all officers with a "clear operational need". Hampshire Constabulary said it would begin by doubling t...
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Officers overwhelmingly favour new Taser

Officers overwhelmingly favour new Taser
One hundred per cent of officers prefer the Taser X2 to the old model, according to Home Office research. Analysis of the new Taser found its two-shot...
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New taser is safer, easier and brings greater accountability

New taser is safer, easier and brings greater accountability
  New latest generation tasers are being introduced in Lincolnshire to help protect front line officers and the public. From this week 212 new Ta...
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PC faces gunman after routine burglary call

PC faces gunman after routine burglary call
  PC Jemma Follows has her Taser drawn when the teenager emerges, but he vanishes from sight and she withdraws from the house. Undeterred, the re...
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Police Scotland U-turn on armed policing and 500 officers to get Tasers

Police Scotland U-turn on armed policing and 500 officers to get Tasers
The force will scrap restrictions on the routine deployment of firearms officers . Hundreds of Scottish police will be armed with Tasers next year, wh...
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Scottish police officers 'feel vulnerable to spontaneous violence'

Scottish police officers 'feel vulnerable to spontaneous violence'
Scotland's police officers feel under-equipped to tackle violent crime and terrorism, the Scottish Police Federation (SPF) has claimed. The SPF said m...
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Body worn video shows firearms officers disarming knife man with a Taser

Body worn video shows firearms officers disarming knife man with a Taser
  This is the moment firearms officers safely disarmed a man as he marched towards them carrying two knives, in footage captured on body cameras ...
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Major new roll-out of Taser across Northamptonshire Police's frontline officers

Major new roll-out of Taser across Northamptonshire Police's frontline officers
On Wednesday 6th September saw the first phase roll-out of Taser to an additional 100 Northamptonshire Police response officers. The Force – along wit...
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CPS rejects IPCC case against officer in Taser discharge

CPS rejects IPCC case against officer in Taser discharge
The Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to pursue charges against an officer following a Taser  discharge despite a referral from the Indep...
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More officers to be armed with Tasers to 'keep public safe'

More officers to be armed with Tasers to 'keep public safe'
An East Midland police force is training more officers in the use of Taser. Lincolnshire Police says the drive will help resolve incidents quicker whi...
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NPCC to review the national armed police response in light of the changing threat

NPCC to review the national armed police response in light of the changing threat
At the quarterly meeting of Chief Constables Council, held over the last two days, chiefs discussed the role of armed police and Taser in protecting t...
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