Richard Bennett, Uniformed Policing lead, said: “This equipment can offer frontline officers protection and assist them in de-escalating potentially dangerous situations. “We will support officers with the most up to date training, research and information and the existing training will now be adapted to reflect the new model.
"The training package is one of longest and most comprehensive in the world. In addition, the information that forces have decided to collect and publish will reflect the difficult decisions officers often have to take to keep the public safe."
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