Police: Schools

Home Office written question – answered on 2nd July 2020.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department provides on schools-based police officers (a) wearing uniform, (b) carrying tasers and (c) carrying batons.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

The Government does not issue specific guidance on the use of police equipment and uniforms in schools. This is an operational matter for Chief officers to determine. Officers must pass a comprehensive training programme before they can carry tasers.

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