Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Joining The Club.
Tomorrow will see a new weapon join thet Saskatoon Police Service arsenal: Tasers. 44 have been acquired, and will be fairly strictly controlled. Officers who have been through Taser training will have to sign them out before use, any time they get fired a review will be conducted, and the public notified. Their usage, at least for now, is to be limited to situations where an officer might otherwise draw his handgun. I get the impression this might be a more limited range of scenarios than some police forces use Tasers for, but I have no problem with that. Tasers can be dangerous even when used properly, but are quite obviously less likely to cause permanent harm that the .40 caliber hollowpoints of the Glock pistols Saskatoon cops carry. Anything that reduces the chances of firearms being needed is good in my book.