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Firearms

Police Officer firing a taserLincolnshire Police has a pool of firearms trained officers and provides an ARV (armed response vehicle) capability, throughout the county.

Lincolnshire is one of the safest counties in the country and is fortunate in experiencing very low levels of gun related crimes.

Following an initial pilot phase, Lincolnshire Police has adopted the Taser, as a less lethal piece of equipment.

What is a Taser?

Taser resembles and has the handling characteristics of a pistol. It delivers an electrical charge that causes a loss of some voluntary muscle control, resulting in the person falling to the ground or "freezing" on the spot. The effects happen straight away and only last for as long as the charge is applied

How does it work?

The Taser is laser-sighted and uses cartridges attached to the end of the barrel. When fired it attaches to the skin or clothing (but does not go through) and delivers an electrical charge.

Updated: 19th June 2014 at 10:03