Police officer and public views on Tasers

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


What were the questions used in, and the results from, the recent survey asking police officers their views on carrying Tasers and firearms on duty? Will there be a public consultation or other research conducted to accompany these results and further inform policy?


Answer for Police officer and public views on Tasers

Answer for Police officer and public views on Tasers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The recent survey on the carriage of Tasers and Firearms was conducted by the Metropolitan Police Federation and a summary of the findings can be found at: http://metfed.org.uk/news?id=7185

The survey questions and results have been circulated to members and are available through the MPF chairman Ken Marsh. 

With the Home Secretary's recent authorisation of the new generation Taser X2 Device for police use, a co-ordination group will be convened by Commander for Armed Policing and the Taskforce, to review the MPS position and make recommendations to Management Board on the future strategy.