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, how many schools-based police officers are (a) authorised to carry tasers and (b) permitted to carry tasers in schools in each police force in England.

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

The Home Office does not record the number of Taser devices or the number of officers authorised to carry Tasers. This is an operational matter for Chief Officers, and it is for them to determine the number of devices and specially trained officers needed based on their force assessment of threat and risk. Officers must pass a comprehensive training programme before they can carry Tasers.

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