The following is a public announcement from the Police Directorate:
All trained and accredited St Helena Police Officers are now carrying a Conducted Energy Device (CED) commonly known as a Taser.
To raise awareness and educate the public on the carrying and use of CEDs, St Helena Police will be carrying out a Roadshow in May and June to provide further information.
Notes to Editors
St Helena Police have had CEDs since 2016 with the devices previously being held at the Police Station. However, with a rise in confrontational situations which have put the public, subjects and Police Officers at increased risk, the Chief of Police has introduced a Standing Authority for Officers to carry CEDs full time. This decision will be reviewed in six months.
Source: St Helena Government