Thames Valley was one of the five forces in the U.K. which were initially involved in a 12 month trial of laser guns.
The initial trial which ended 2004, has now been extended and any force can now apply to the Home office for permission to have Tasers. Thames Vally is continuing to take part in the evaluation of the device.
What is a Taser?
A taser is an electrical weapon which administers an electric current which causes muscle dysfunction, temporarily incapacitating a person.
What does it do to someone?
The effects are instantaneous and only lasts for as long as the charge is applied.
Will beat officers use the taser?
No, the taser will only be used by highly- trained, authorised firearms officers.
I recently read a blog by big fella in blue about the taser gun. Now, not knowing anything about this particular weapon I went on the internet and found a lot of information about the gun.
But I am disappointed that only firearms officers are allowed to use this weapon.
I think that now is the time when ALL police officers should be armed and using the taser gun would be perfect.They would, of course, be trained how to use this weapon.
It would only be used in defence and not for attack.
How many times have you heard of an incident when police officers are chasing someone and they pull out a gun or knife to attack the officers? What have they got to defend themselves?
It's time this country woke up and gave our police a gun that they could use in defence.
Police officers in many other countries have got them, so why not us?