Changes to armed offender squads possible following spate of gun violence

A Stuff article.

Police top brass are considering bolstering squads of specially trained armed officers as they look for alternatives to having all cops carry guns.

The murder of Constable Matthew Hunt in June last year, and a spate of gun violence since then, has fuelled concerns for those working on the frontline.

The findings of a Police Association survey of 6000 members, released this week, showed 70 per cent were in favour of all cops carrying guns.

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