Police use of Tasers

MQT on 2017-03-22
Session date: 
March 22, 2017
Question By: 
Siân Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many Metropolitan Police Service officers currently carry a Taser? On average, how many Taser deployments have there been per year for the past three years for each officer who carries one?


Answer for Police use of Tasers

Answer for Police use of Tasers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As at 28 February 2017, the total number of Police officers who are trained to carry Taser including trainers (who are not operationally deployed) was 4329.

It is not possible to provide statistics for previous years as these are not available.

Based on the number of deployments for 2014 (1944), 2015 (1954), 2016 (2072), this would equate to a deployment rate of 0.45, 0.45 and 0.48 per officer for each of the years (based on the present number of Taser trained officers).