Police: Schools

Home Office written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance has been issued to police forces on the carrying and use of tasers in schools by schools-based police officers.

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 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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