The chair of a National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), Martin Hewitt, called for a assembly in Sep with a many comparison officers in England, Wales and Scotland “to see if there is anything some-more we can do to tangibly improve” safety, a Guardian reported.
Two army — Durham and Northamptonshire — are looking during permitting any frontline officer who wants a Taser to lift one on duty, amid concerns about a risks of complicated policing.
Hewitt pronounced any force would be asked to share lessons schooled from new assaults during a talks with a arch constables. The Police Federation, that represents rank-and-file officers, has been asked to give a input.
In a statement, Hewitt wrote, “The new heartless attacks on officers and a comfortless genocide of PC Andrew Harper remind us all that, even with a right training and equipment, military officers can be exposed to a many aroused aggressors.”
Hewitt remarkable that levels of assault were an augmenting regard and that attacks on officers had risen. This fear has driven some military chiefs to yield some-more officers with Tasers, he added.
The NPCC recently altered a manners so that tyro officers can also be lerned to lift Tasers.
“Not any officer wishes to lift a Taser and that should sojourn their choice. In a same approach that regulating a rod and incapacitating mist is not probable in any situation, so too a Taser is not a answer to all aroused and melancholy situations. Each business will be different,” Hewitt wrote.