As is being widely reported:
All frontline police to carry Tasers
All frontline police staff will now routinely carry Tasers while on duty, in a major change to the organisation’s operational policy.
Police Association president Greg O’Connor has backed the move, saying it will improve safety of the officers. “This is a courageous, sensible and timely decision by the Commissioner, and acknowledges the realities of modern policing, where police face a generation of offenders who are prepared to ‘have a go’ when confronting police officers,” he says.