South Wales Police is to double its number of Taser-trained officers in the next year following a wide-ranging review.
The review, started in spring 2018, looked into the best ways for police officers to protect the public and themselves in the face of challenges including assaults on officers, as well as the national rise in knife crime and “County Lines”.
As a result , South Wales Police will increase its proportion of Taser-trained officers from 10% of all officers to 20% in the next 12 months That means 281 more officers will be trained. A similar increase is planned for the following year.
The increase will kick in from the start of 2019.