4 Mar 2020

Police Armed Response Teams used 75 times a day at start of trial

From Morning Report, 7:37 am on 4 March 2020

The new Armed Police Response Teams have been called out 50 times more often than Armed Offenders Squads were last year.

Data shows the teams were used 75 times a day in the first five weeks of a six month trial that started in late October.

Police say the trial is going "really well", and Armed Response Teams haven't fired a gun once.

Jordan Bond reports.