Tasers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2005-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2005
Reference: 
2005/2054
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will the Met (in line with calls from the Police Federation) be rolling out the use of Tasers to non-firearms officers? If so, how many officers in London will be armed with Tasers?

Answer

Answer for Tasers

Answer for Tasers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No, at present they are only issued to Firearms Officers.

Any decision to extend the use of Taser to non-firearms officers rests with the Home Office.