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Taser

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The Taser is a single shot device designed to temporarily incapacitate a subject through use of an electrical current which temporarily interferes with the body’s neuromuscular system.

It is one of a number of tactical options available to police officers when dealing with an incident with the potential for conflict.

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ACC Chris Haward|

ACC Chris Haward is responsible for the Operational Support team - which includes Roads Policing, Task Force and the Armed Response Unit, all of whom use Taser. Read his introductory message.

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Taser Training and Selection|

Derbyshire police officers who carry Taser are specially selected and attend a four-day initial course, where they are continually tested on their skills in shooting, decision making, use of force and the medical implications of the use of Taser.
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What is Taser?|

The Taser is a single shot device designed to temporarily incapacitate a subject through use of an electrical current which temporarily interferes with the body’s neuromuscular system.

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Taser statistics|

We recieve regular enquiries through the Freedom of Information Act around the police use of Taser.
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FAQs

FAQs|

A selection of frequently asked questions in regards to Taser.

 

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