Tasers are ‘a plus’, local police say

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Police in Oamaru have welcomed a that will routinely equip police with electro-shock “tasers”.

Commissioner Mike Bush announced on Friday that tasers will be carried by “level one”response staff while on duty.

Senior Sergeant Jason McCoy, of Oamaru, said it will mean police can carry tasers at all times rather than having to seek permission for certain situations.

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