Taser Use

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2094
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many officers across the MPS are trained in the use of Taser?  

Please break this information down by borough.

Answer

Answer for Taser Use

Answer for Taser Use

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are currently 4044 Taser trained officers, though this number does fluctuate. The majority of these officers are deployed in specialist commands:

       Armed commands                                          2151

       Territorial Support Group                            371

       SCO8 Trident                                                        58

       SO15 Counter Terrorim Command              7

       Marine Support unit                                          1

For those officers in the boroughs the breakdown is as follows:

BOCU

Current No.

NEWHAM

52

CITY OF WESTMINSTER

51

HACKNEY

48

WANDSWORTH

53

LEWISHAM

51

WALTHAM FOREST

52

HAMERSMITH & FULHAM

47

BARKING & DAGENHAM

39

CROYDON

47

HARROW

46

GREENWICH

46

HILLINGDON

47

SOUTHWARK

48

ISLINGTON

45

LAMBETH

48

SUTTON

48

HARINGEY

47

ENFIELD

43

BROMLEY

41

CAMDEN

45

BEXLEY

45

RICHMOND-UPON-THAMES

44

BRENT

44

EALING

46

KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA

41

REDBRIDGE

47

HOUNSLOW

43

TOWER HAMLETS

43

BARNET

41

HAVERING

39

KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES

39

MERTON

40

TOTAL

1456