Taser use

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-03-22
Session date: 
March 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/0875
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The NPCC have scrapped their previous guidance which banned officers in their first two years of service from using Tasers. (Police Professional Print Edition Issue 594) Will the Metropolitan Police Service allow officers to carry Tasers in their first 2 years of service?

Answer

Answer for Taser use

Answer for Taser use

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Met currently do not allow probationer officers to carry Tasers.  The probation period is for two years.  There is currently no plan to change this practice.