Special Constables deployed to roles in which regular officers would be equipped with Taser should have access to appropriate training and equipment to be similarly equipped and protected to regular colleagues.

NPCC have now concluded that Special Constables should be eligible to apply to carry taser subject to meeting the criteria set down and completing the rigorous training.

ASCO continues to advocate for Special Constables to carry taser as they face the same risks as other front line officers.