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Dorset PCC Has Taser Awareness Training


7:12am 1st September 2014

Dorset's Police and Crime Commissioner's undergone Taser awareness training.

Martyn Underhill, who retired from the force as tasers were introduced said he's now more aware of when and why they're deployed.

'My role as Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset is to represent the public in policing and hold the force to account for their actions. I have met several constituents in my one-to-one surgeries who have discussed the use of taser on themselves or their loved ones and it is hard to scrutinise and challenge the police if you don’t understand the process.
Having taken part in the training I am now much more informed as to how officers make decisions on the use of tasers, how they are deployed and the effects on the body which are brief but effective'.

Mr Underhill revealed on average a taser is drawn once a week in Dorset, and fired once a month.

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