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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 Ju...
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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 basisThe chief constable of South Wales Police is ordering a...
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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 th...
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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 Tase...
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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 resp...
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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, whil...
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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 ma...
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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 n...
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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 with...
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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 Indepe...
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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 whil...
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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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Should more West Yorkshire police officers be armed?

Should more West Yorkshire police officers be armed?
 The public in West Yorkshire are to be asked whether police in the county should be routinely armed with guns and Taser electric stun weapons. T...
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Additional 1800 officers to be equipped with Taser

Additional 1800 officers to be equipped with Taser
The Met Commissioner has today, Tuesday, 20 June, announced her decision to equip an additional 1,800 officers across the Met with Taser to better pro...
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Man 'reaching for knife' tasered by police outside Parliament

Man 'reaching for knife' tasered by police outside Parliament
A man was brought down with a Taser outside the Palace of Westminster after he reached for a knife when approached by officers, Scotland Yard has said...
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Tasers could be given to police officers in Dorset in wake of terror attacks

Tasers could be given to police officers in Dorset in wake of terror attacks
CASH-STRAPPED rural police officers could be issued with Tasers in the wake of recent terror attacks, Dorset’s police and crime commissioner has...
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Should officers be armed at all times?

Should officers be armed at all times?
Southend Echo - A DEBATE has been launched to decide whether police officers in the county should be armed with guns at all times.Members of the Essex...
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