Special Constables: Stun Guns

(asked on 2nd July 2018) - View Source

Question to the Home Office:

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 28 June (HL8701), whether Special Constables can qualify for Taser training; if so, on what criteria; and if not, why not.

Answered by
Baroness Williams of Trafford Portrait
Baroness Williams of Trafford
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords)
This question was answered on 16th July 2018

Special Constables are not currently authorised to use TaserĀ®. It would be for the National Police Chiefs Council to determine whether any changes to the current model were needed in the first instance. If so, their proposal would then need to be considered by the Home Secretary.

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