NPA Encouraging Legal Use of Firearms 鼓勵合法用槍 警對空鳴槍不用寫報告

The issue of the safety of police equipment has come under scrutiny after two on-duty police officers were killed in Tainan on Aug. 22. The National Police Agency says it will encourage police officers to properly and legally use their firearms. In the future, no written reports will need to be submitted for shots fired as warnings. 


Lin Shun-chia, Deputy Director-General, National Police Agency: “From now on, on-duty police officers that use their firearms to fire warning shots into the air and do not cause any casualties or damage will simply have to report to their superior and record this in their worklog, and will no longer have to submit written reports. In other words, police officers will not need to write reports in the future.”

The NPA also said police officers involved in litigation as a result of doing their work and with insufficient funds can apply to the NPA for subsidies, and their applications will be reviewed by the "Litigation Aid for Performing Duties Review Committee." As for police equipment, the NPA said under an Executive Yuan-approved program to improve the safety of on-duty police officers, 57,194 steel (iron) expandable batons were replaced starting in 2020 and 4,529 taser devices were purchased. The NPA will also review manpower requirements and dispatch police officers accordingly.
 

 

 

警政署副署長林順家表示:「爾後員警執勤使用槍械,如果僅是單純的對空鳴槍,沒有造成人員的傷亡或是財損的案件,用槍的員警即時的報告單位主管以後,用工作紀錄簿來記錄來代替書面的報告,也就是說以後員警不用再撰寫書面報告。」

此外警政署強調,員警因公涉訟相關經費若有不足,也可報請警政署依「因公涉訟審議委員會」審議補助。而有關員警裝備部分,警政署表示,行政院核定「精進員警執勤安全方案」從2020年起,全面汰換員警現行使用鋼(鐵)質伸縮警棍5萬7194支,並增購拋射式電擊器4529組,並會盡速檢討人力補充,調度警力。

 

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