Dutch police to try tasers to fill gap between pepper spray and gunsStaff Writer | February 1, 2017
Dutch police are to begin experimenting with tasers in Rotterdam, Zwolle and Amersfoort from next week.
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In Zwolle and Amersfoort tasers will be used by ordinary beat officers, including on night patrols. In Rotterdam, dog handlers will be trained in their use.
Later this year, the weapons will also be used by specialist arrest teams. Dutch police officers are currently equipped with a hand gun, a truncheon and pepper spray.
Senior police officers believe that the taser is an "excellent resource" to fill the gap between guns and the spray. ■