Perspectives on Taser and the Special Constabulary: Report of findings from the national survey of Special Constables in England and Wales

Iain Britton

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report


The survey was commissioned to inform national considerations in respect of Special Constables carrying Taser. The purpose of the survey was to develop greater insight at a national level into the perspectives of Special Constables across forces on the issue of Specials being trained and equipped with Taser, and to facilitate all Specials to have a ‘voice’ feeding into the national considerations.
A short online survey was disseminated via forces between February and April 2019. The survey was designed and responses analysed free-of-charge by the Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice, University of Northampton.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNorthampton
PublisherInstitute of Public Safety, Crime and Justice
Commissioning bodyInstitute for Public Safety Crime and Justice
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019



  • Special Constables
  • Taser
  • Special Constabulary
  • Policing
  • Volunteering

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