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Qld: Police ring in New Year with tasers

17 Dec 2008 2:30 AM

The new year will see Queensland police armed with new crime-fighting stun guns.

Police have taken delivery of more than 12 hundred Tasers .. in a bid to protect the public and prevent unnecessary injuries to police and offenders.

Since Taser trials began in July .. police have fired them more than 100 times at various crime scenes.

Police Commissioner BOB ATKINSON says police will educate the community on the use of Tasers.