Herts Police officers armed with upgraded tasers

PUBLISHED: 17:15 09 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:25 09 November 2017

Police will be carrying upgraded tasers from this week. Picture credit Nina Morgan.

Police will be carrying upgraded tasers from this week. Picture credit Nina Morgan.

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Herts Police officers will be carrying upgraded tasers from this week.

As part of a national roll-out over the coming months, Hertfordshire Constabulary will begin using the X2 as a replacement for the current X26 devices, which are no longer in production.

Chief Superintendent Owen Weatherill said: “As with many items used in everyday life, regular upgrades are required to ensure that the equipment remains in good working order.

“The introduction of the X2 represents a natural evolution of equipment, which has now been in use in the UK since 2003.

“Taser officers have undergone additional training and will be carrying the new devices from this week.”

The taser is a nationally accredited device available to officers across the UK who have to bring a violent suspect under control.


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