Taser use in Staffordshire highlighted by Home Office

Recently released Home Office statistics outlining the use of Taser across all forces, show that in Staffordshire, its use as a deterrent has increased but discharge rates have declined. Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, police use of Taser is scrutinised by Independent Panels

Taser use in Lichfield and Tamworth deemed ‘good’ by independent panel

An independent report by Safer Neighbourhood Panels has rated the use of Taser by police in Lichfield and Tamworth as ‘good’. Panel members in Lichfield and Tamworth received training on how and why Taser is used by police officers. This enabled them to examine records of local Taser

Taser use in Lichfield and Tamworth deemed ‘good’ by independent panel

An independent report by Safer Neighbourhood Panels has rated the use of Taser by police in Lichfield and Tamworth as ‘good’. Panel members in Lichfield and Tamworth received training on how and why Taser is used by police officers. This enabled them to examine records of local Taser

Local panels to examine Taser use

Local Safer Neighbourhood Panels, set up by Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis to scrutinise and shape policing, have been trained to examine the police use of Taser in their communities. Panel members have received awareness inputs about how and why Taser is

Staffordshire taser approach to improve public confidence, says PCC

Commenting on the latest national Taser figures issued today, Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis said the rigorous examination of Taser use in Staffordshire is about improving public confidence in policing. Figures produced by the Home Office show that Taser use in Staffordsh
Ethics, Transparency and Audit Panel

Staffordshire Taser approach is most rigorous in the country, says PCC

Commenting on a national report about the use of Tasers on under-18s, Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis said the approach to Taser in Staffordshire is the most rigorous in the country. “It is part of my job to ensure the police act appropriately in the way Taser is use
Matthew Ellis

PCC statement on Taser incident in Newcastle

Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis said: “The police informed me soon after the incident happened. This is a formal matter for the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and they have also been informed. “On a local basis, in due cou
PCC Matthew Ellis and shoppers in Newcastle

PCC responds to national Taser figures

Commenting on the latest national six-monthly Taser figures issued today, Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis said: “It’s part of my job to ensure the police act appropriately in the way Taser is used in Staffordshire. That’s why two months ago I asked th

Independent report on taser use published

The independent group established by Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), to strengthen public scrutiny of policing has this week reported its findings on how and when Taser is used across Staffordshire. The Ethics, Transparency and Audit (ETA) Panel was

PCC asks for independent scrutiny of Taser use

An independent group established by Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis to strengthen public scrutiny of the police is shining the spotlight on how Taser is used in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. The Ethics, Transparency and Audit (ETA) Committee was launched under the ‘New