Other forces around the region that currently use Tasers to protect the public and its officers from extreme violent behaviour:
- Essex: 190 trained officers
- Norfolk: 90 trained officers
- Bedfordshire: 135 trained officers
- Hertfordshire: 125 trained officers and plans to increase to 160
- Lincolnshire: 300 trained officers
- Thames Valley: 198 trained officers
- Suffolk: 147 trained officers
- Northamptonshire: 90 trained officers
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Councils are examining their budgets and deciding where savings and cuts can be made as government funding is to be cut by 14% next year.
Rain will turn steady and occasionally heavy after midnight before clearing early tomorrow. Sunnier but colder weather then returns.
The very mild weather will continue during the rest of today before it turns wet overnight. Tomorrow will be sunnier but also colder.