Increase in Taser-trained officers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3016
Question By: 
Sian Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Commissioner Cressida Dick announced on 20 June 2017 that the Metropolitan Police Service will be increasing the amount of Taser-trained officers to 1,800 "which takes the total number of officers trained to just under 6,500." What percentage of officers in response teams will therefore have Tasers?

Answer

Answer for Increase in Taser-trained officers

Answer for Increase in Taser-trained officers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Each borough currently has a minimum of 40 Taser officers and once the uplift is complete, this number will at least double. The majority of these officers will be on Emergency Response Teams. The number of Taser-trained officers on individual boroughs will vary according to size of the Emergency Response Team and the threat assessment for that borough. The total number of officers on boroughs who are trained in Taser will increase from 1574 to 3303 (110%).