Taser (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0133
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

On average, at any one time how many Metropolitan Police Services trained in the use of Taser are on duty?

Answer

Answer for Taser (4)

Answer for Taser (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The number of Taser trained officers on duty, whether carrying a Taser or not, is not data that is routinely recorded.

On average, there are around 300 Taser operators deployed overtly throughout the day within the MPS.  This can vary considerably depending on the number of specialist officers on duty and the threat and risk assessments carried out by boroughs.