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No, extreme situations should be handled by higher agencies with specialized training and equipment

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@98XL734from Alberta  answered…15hrs

I believe the police should have access to military grade equipment as they are another service to the public like the military. However, this equipment would be kept safe with only available use in extreme situations. That and only rifles and such, no tanks.

@98Q25VYfrom Alberta  answered…2wks

If they can have it the private citizen should have access as well. Good gun rights ensure that should a tyrannical power can never overtake the Nation

@98P6T3Bfrom Ontario  answered…3wks

Depends if it's very nessesary. But I don't see such a big issue coming to light that would need that equipment.

@9847BSWfrom Pennsylvania  answered…2mos

No, though a special forces (SWAT) unit should be allowed to use some comparable equipment

@97YPT6Yfrom Alberta  answered…2mos

The police force should have access to the same equipment the citizen has access to.

@97VV7LKfrom Saskatchewan  answered…2mos

well police may need stuff like high voltage tasers, extended magisines better plated body suits.

@97JDDRJfrom Alberta  answered…3mos

yes but only in extreme situations where they are trained on how to use them

@97DHBBDConservativefrom Saskatchewan  answered…3mos

I really depends on the threat like a bomb threat escorting someone of importins or a school shouting

@9759S75from Nova Scotia  answered…3mos

@972G5M7from Ontario  answered…3mos

Yes, But only in response to extreme situations, with thorough training.

@96ZV4RDfrom Michigan  answered…3mos

@96W4X2Jfrom Ontario  answered…3mos

@96NWXMBfrom Alberta  answered…3mos

No, because the police will rarely get to that point with the current rules.

@96LZ6W7New Democraticfrom Ontario  answered…3mos

Yes, but only by certain groups of police that go throught strict training, and only in response to extreme situations

@96HHWFCfrom Ontario  answered…4mos

for some situations there are some where its needed like a hostage situation but if its like something not as drastic then no

@96GBJGMfrom Ontario  answered…4mos

@96GB6RXfrom Alberta  answered…4mos

Depends on if they are the only ones available and its an extreme situation.

@96FFN4Wfrom New Brunswick  answered…4mos

@96D29WQfrom Alberta  answered…4mos

they are currently having other teams like a bomber squad and some other stuff so they dont need to have someone else to be able to use it so no they dont need to since they are mainly used for all these other things and there is also other stuff like delta squad

@969T38Qfrom British Columbia  answered…4mos

only guns or pepper spray and only used if needed, any racist officers fired immediately

@9697872from Alberta  answered…4mos

Yes, but only in response to extreme situations and subject to judicial review with sanctions against officers who issued the order to use such equipment unnecessarily

@9696BZTfrom British Columbia  answered…4mos

city and provincial police should not be allowed use of military equipment but mounties should be allowed limmited use of military equipment

@967V2B4from Alberta  answered…4mos

@966VR27from British Columbia  answered…4mos

@95YJRW3New Democraticfrom British Columbia  answered…4mos

Yes, butt only when the police officers know how to use the equipment and only when they are in an extreme situations.

@95XHPZPfrom Ontario  answered…4mos

No. They should not be upgraded because those same weapons will hit the streets

@95MBLMXLiberalfrom Alberta  answered…4mos

Yes but only in response to extreme situations and strict training.

@95JY6QJfrom Alberta  answered…5mos

yes. it would stop the passing of officers becuase their plate carriers only hold up to 9mm,45acp, and many others, and do not hold up to standerd rifle rounds

@95HMVMDfrom British Columbia  answered…5mos

@95D9LYKfrom Alberta  answered…5mos

I think that only certain police department should be able to use military grade equipment. Certain areas have little to no crime so there is no point in having military grade equipment in those areas.

@959NDSMfrom Alberta  answered…5mos

@957QDF4from Ontario  answered…5mos

I would say i they are traind to use them then they could. Bjt only for certain reasons.

@956XVNYGreenfrom British Columbia  answered…5mos

Yes, but only in response to extreme, life-threatning situations, in consultation with an independent liason who investigates use of force.

@956MKLTfrom Alberta  answered…5mos

If necessary yes like in a hostage situation or something but not just for robbery or somthing

@953THJ8from Alberta  answered…5mos

@clementismyname answered…7mos

Yes, but only the SWAT team should have access to it in emergencies in which they are called in.

@7555FX5 from New Jersey answered…7mos

Yes, as long as American civilians have access to the same equipment.

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