Today, the Chicago Police announced that they will greatly expand the use or tasers. The Chicago Police is currently using 280 tasers. The plan is to add 380 more to the inventory. The plan is to place one in every beat car and to allow patrol officers to use them. Currently, only sergeants and specially trained officers are allowed to carry and use tasers. Officers will receive eight hours of training and follow up training to be able to carry and use tasers.
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