The discussion of Taser is ramping up across the UK, not least because of the increase in violence towards police officers across the country and the rise in knife crime. As reported in the Telegraph, the National Police Chief’s Council is investigating whether more officers in a wider range of roles should be equipped.

Police chiefs could increase use of tasers by frontline officers after survey finds 39 per cent have been assaulted in past year

Police chiefs are to review their frontline officers’ weaponry after nearly nine in ten staff demanded all should have the option of being armed with tasers to combat a surge in assaults.

The move could see a wider roll-out of Tasers after research commissioned by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) suggested the weapon was an effective deterrent to prevent violence.

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