More police officers in Cambridgeshire will carry Tasers. Taser is set to become more widely available with 120 extra officers receiving specialist training.
The additional officers, from local policing, the Automatic Number Plate Recognition team and the Tactical Team will begin to carry them out on the streets.
Currently, only 55 firearms officers are trained to carry Taser but it has proven to be an effective tool in dealing with potentially violent situations.
Chief Inspector Nick Church, lead officer on Taser, said:
"Extending the use of Taser across the force will enhance the safety of both the public and officers.
"I know there has been concern about its extended use but our firearms officers have been authorised to use Taser since 2006.
Since January 1, 2012, Taser has been deployed 432 times in Cambridgeshire, people have been red-dotted on 37 occasions and there have been three discharges.
On none of these three occasions have there been any injuries or medical problems caused to the person who has been Tasered.