FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Tactical Pants - Galls
A popular choice for public safety professionals, the Galls Tactical Pants are...

Top News

San Francisco Police to be Equipped with Tasers in 2018

November 06, 2017  | 

The San Francisco Police Department can begin equipping its officers with Tasers in December 2018, the Police Commission said in voting on an issue that has been debated and rejected in the city for 13 years.

After an almost seven-hour meeting interrupted by a raucous protest that led to a lockdown of City Hall, commissioners passed the measure 4-3 late Friday.

San Francisco has one of the last major police forces in the country without the devices, in part because of the opposition from community members.

Conductive energy devices “are a sound, less-lethal force option that complement the de-escalation principles and techniques our officers practice every day,” Chief Bill Scott said. He thanked the commissioners and their staffs for months of analysis and discussion on the issue, and the residents who participated in work groups and gave “thoughtful, articulate” feedback.

Scott has said he wants all sworn officers to be equipped with the weapon, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

HRPufnstuif @ 11/6/2017 7:52 PM

Welcome to the 21st century, San Francisco. Next thing you know, they police will be carrying rifles too.

Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Federal Premium Receives Five-Year Duty Ammunition Contract from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark
Federal Premium has secured a significant ammunition contract with the Swedish Police...
San Francisco Police Commission Approves Restrictive Taser Policy
Officers are limited from using Tasers in special circumstances, including when a person...
Air Venturi Releases Nomad 4500 PSI Portable Compressor for Filling Airguns
The Nomad plugs into a standard 110V outlet or attaches to a standard car battery. Once...
Video: NC Officer Becomes Department's First Female Sharpshooter
McFaul said it's an honor to be the first female to reach such a prestigious level within...
Bushnell Launches New Ballistics Calculator App
The new Bushnell Ballistics App is a companion app to use with Bushnell rifle scopes to...

Police Magazine