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PCC welcomes funding for further Taser roll out

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has welcomed Government funding for 164 new Tasers for the Westcountry force.

The allocation follows a Home Office bidding process that gave PCCs an opportunity to request money from a ring-fenced fund.

Devon and Cornwall Police was among the first forces to offer Tasers to all frontline officers who wanted them. The new funding – an additional £135,300 - will enable the force to equip the additional officers provided by local and national uplift programmes with Tasers.

“Police officers put themselves in harm’s way for the benefit of us all every single day of the week and Taser is a vital tool in keeping them and the public safe,” she said.

“I am pleased that the Government has listened to police and crime commissioners on this issue and approved our applications to fund this most useful tool.”