Dorset Police have been successful in their bid to equip more frontline officers with tasers.
Police officers in Dorset will be equipped with 315 additional tasers after a bid submitted in February by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner was successful.
Every officer who wishes to carry a taser will now be able to do so; however, they will need to be assessed as suitable and attend a week long training course.
A training schedule is expected to be implemented within 18 to 24 months.
Chief Constable James Vaughan said: “The safety of our officers is paramount and we are determined to ensure we equip our frontline officers with the necessary equipment to protect themselves and the public from any dangers they may face. I am delighted with the success of this bid.”