Tom Cuddeford, Interim Chair of the West Midlands Police Federation, issued the following statement:- FEDERATION HEADING TO PARLIAMENT IN CAMPAIGN ON OFFICER ASSAULTS
Retiring from the police service represents a major change in the lives of all officers. From the time they signed up to join the Force, most have had a date in their mind for when they might retire but it can still come as something of a shock when that day comes around – even when officers have been counting off the days!
Tom Cuddeford our Interim Chair says: “West Midlands officers fully support the wider availability of Taser. Set against a reduction of 2000 officers in the last five years and a rise in both demand and threat Taser is important for the protection of both the public and officers themselves. “I echo the sentiments of our national chair, Steve White, who outlines the clear need for the support of chief constables and Police and Crime Commissioners across England and Wales, to ensure a wider rollout of Taser and to press government for increased funding to assist with this.
As part of our ongoing local campaign with West Midlands MPs and as part of the National Police Federation campaign, we have received the following from Wolverhampton SW MP, Rob Marris. He raised his question today in the House of Commons to the Police Minister, Brandon Lewis MP today (5/12). Please find the exact extract below from Hansard (Hansard is an edited verbatim record of what was said in Parliament).…
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