Minimum Use of Force

As part of the transformation and modernization process now being undertaken at the Police Service the TTPS has revamped its Use of Force policy to include the use of non-lethal weapons, as part of a progressive process when confronting citizens. Consequently the TTPS has rolled out Taser guns and pepper spray as part of its arsenal. It is hoped that the effective use of these tools, supplemented by the use of body-worn cameras, will reduce fatalities between the police and citizens who for whatever reasons may end up in a confrontational posture with the police.