Saskatoon police buying Tasers
44 Tasers to hit the streets this year
Saskatoon City Police will outline its plans to roll out Tasers at today's Board of Police Commissioners meeting.
The service plans to buy 44 Tasers for front line officers.
Officers will be trained on how to use the 'Conducted Energy Weapons' in November and December and will hit the streets shortly afterwards.
Police will be trained on when to use the weapons and why they should use 'de-escalation' techniques to defuse situations before that.
The provincial Board of Police Commissioners approved the use of Tasers in January.