June 24th, 2012

Some hope

Posted in The Job - Comment by 200

So the Police Federation are trying to get the government to agree to give us more Tasers.

Apparently there are 12,000 Tasers available to officers but the Fed want this to increase to 36,000, to give all front line officers the chance of protecting themselves and others with the equipment.

Meanwhile the met announce that they are closing 9 police stations in the first of a series of money-saving attempts, doubtless while announcing that the service to the public will be better after the closures.

The government are doing their level best to shaft the police, so the only comment I have for the Federation is ‘good luck with that one’.

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4 comments

  1. shijuro says:

    Heh…

    the punchline is…

    The government don’t make ze rules about how many officers have taser- its their own FORCE…

    Still when you consider that most forces didnt give out body armou when it was freely available back in the 90′s…its not surprising they dont want to give out taser either.

    They are simply the most vile, self-serving arseho*es this country has ever seen.

    June 25th, 2012 at 09:57

  2. Randomer says:

    At one point didn’t some researchers cost up that maintaining every front line officer with Taser would actually cost more than routine arming with a handgun?

    The practice cartridges are far more expensive than pistol ammunition and requalification not much more expensive if more frequent so it does seem possible.

    June 25th, 2012 at 14:09

  3. Ruralot says:

    Hate to break it to you, but with this lot in power you’re more likely to get a pay rise than tasers across the board…

    June 25th, 2012 at 17:19

  4. PETE THE PLOD says:

    More chance of platting fog than frontline getting taser, the equipment costs money the training more so ….then again first aid is now an ‘on line/e-training /learning package ‘ refresher …why not make firearms /taser the same and save a shed load of money , we can all write the answers on a bit of paper and pass them round so everyone passes wether or not ….bosses love that !!

    June 25th, 2012 at 22:38

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