Water cannon training (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2768
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In each of the last three years, how many Metropolitan Police Service officers have been trained to use, or in tactics related to, water cannon?

Answer

Answer for Water cannon training (1)

Answer for Water cannon training (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

 

In 2014 six Public Order Instructors were trained on the water cannon – one as water cannon commander and five as water cannon operators.

In 2015 approximately 550 Taskforce officers were trained in tactics relating to the use of water cannon in London.  100 Level 2 shield trained officers were trained in water cannon tactics for Northern Ireland in case they were required for mutual aid to PSNI.

In 2017 25 Level 2 shield trained officers were given a Power Point introductory lesson in the use of the water cannon for Northern Ireland in case they were required for mutual aid to PSNI.