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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 2 Hansard (18 February) . .

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ACT Policing—tasers (Question No 559)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 19 November 2015:

(1) What model of taser is currently being used by ACT Policing and what is the cost of (a) a taser, (b) taser maintenance and (c) taser replacement cartridges.

(2) What has ACT Policing spent on tasters from (a) 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015, (b) 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014, (c) 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013, (d) 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012 and (e) 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011.

(3) What has ACT Policing spent on taser maintenance from (a) 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015, (b) 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014, (c) 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013, (d) 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012 and (e) 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011.

(4) How many tasers has ACT Policing purchased overall to date.

(5) How much does it cost to put a sergeant through a taser training course.

(6) What has ACT Policing spent on taster training from (a) 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015, (b) 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014, (c) 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013, (d) 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012 and (e) 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011.

(7) What is the number of tasers required to roll out to all general duties (front line) ACT Policing officers.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) ACT Policing uses the X2 Taser fitted with X2 Taser High Definition camera. Both items have a 12 month manufacturer warranty and an expected five year shelf life.

(a)

Taser X2: $2064.89

Taser X2 High Definition camera: $1070.04

Total $3,134.93

(b) The maintenance of Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEW) assigned to ACT Policing is undertaken by the AFP, specifically the AFP Firearms Identification and Armoury Team (FIAT). It is not possible to break down costs specifically attributed to the maintenance of CEW devices issued to ACT Policing. The FIAT undertakes maintenance of the entire AFP CEW cache which incorporates AFP portfolios outside ACT Policing including AFP Aviation and AFP Protection.

(c) The cost of a Taser X2 operational or training cartridge is $81.33 each.

The Taser X2 carries two cartridges.

(2)

(a) No cost incurred.

(b) No cost incurred.


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