Peacekeepers Now Armed With Tasers

Written by on February 26, 2019

Kahnawake Peacekeepers are now armed with Conductive Energy Weapons – or tasers. Eight officers officially hit the streets with the new weapons on Friday.

According to PK Corporal John Dee Delormier, officers underwent training last summer in order to use the weapons which shoot 50,000 volts of electricity into the target. Part of that training involved each officer experiencing the electric jolt for themselves.

Delormier says the goal is to have all officers on the force trained to use the weapons which he said offer an alternative to firearms.

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