More Leicestershire Police officers will be trained to use Tasers

By Beatriz Abreu Ferreira

Senior officers have given the go-ahead to train 150 more police officers in Leicestershire to carry a Taser between now and April 2021.

According to the Leicestershire Police, the decision is following “a review of Taser’s ability to keep members of the public safe and reduce assaults on officers, with additional support from the result of a recent Police Federation survey which showed overwhelming support from officers for additional training and resources to be made available.”

The force has carried out a public survey, with the results showing overwhelming support from the public (97%) for more officers to be equipped with Tasers.