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@9YNQ2HWPeople’s Partyfrom Quebec  answered…2mos

Yes, but only in response to extreme situations and with a bit of training on how to use the equipment properly

@9WZGXJJPeople’s Partyfrom British Columbia  answered…4mos

@9V672V6Conservativefrom Ontario  answered…8mos

Yes, but only in response to extreme situations with strict training. They are more responsible for their actions at this point.

@9ZK3Q3GRhinocerosfrom Ontario  answered…3 days

@9ZH56VKLibertarianfrom Ontario  answered…7 days

@9Z9F994Communistfrom Ontario  answered…2wks

It depends on how serious the situation is. For example, if police officers think someone will go on a killing spree, has bombs, hostages, etc, it is fine for them to use military equipment since the perpetrator can very easily kill a lot of people in little time. Other than that, I don't think military equipment is necessary in most other scenarios.

@9Z2PGGDLibertarianfrom British Columbia  answered…1mo

No, and cut police funding and leave the matter of public safety to the free market.

@9YYJ8P8Libertarianfrom Quebec  answered…1mo

If they are trained to use that equiptment and deal with those situations.

@9YY7C95New Democraticfrom British Columbia  answered…1mo

No, police should not have to use military grade equipment on regular citizens, they should have adequate training.

@9YWDN6HLiberalfrom Ontario  answered…2mos

Yes and no, if in an extreme situation and highly trained than yes.

@9YV3H7XChristian Heritagefrom Ontario  answered…2mos

@9YQYLLHPeople’s Partyfrom Quebec  answered…2mos

depends, night vision or somthin would be pretty useful but a cop whippin around a tank i don’t think so

@9YKR68XGreenfrom Ontario  answered…2mos

no to an extant they can if there on tract of a most wanted criminal

@9YF3HZKRhinocerosfrom Ontario  answered…2mos

no because police already think they have all the power so why give them more

@9XX5DM9Liberalfrom Ontario  answered…3mos

no because that gives the police force power to inflict racial inequality, more people of skin would be dying because of an "misunderstanding" on the cops behalf.

@9XJWF9PNew Democraticfrom Ontario  answered…3mos

Yes, only in extreme circumstance and with extensive and strict training and regulation.

@9XCHQ23Rhinocerosfrom Ontario  answered…4mos

Provided proper training for when it comes to military equipment. In the case of a very gruesome situation only higher positions should be in charge of such force and exercise

@9WJTRL9People’s Partyfrom British Columbia  answered…4mos

@9WGNSCDRhinocerosfrom Ontario  answered…4mos

yes, but only if the general public, who pass all required training and licencing can use and own the same military grade equipment.

@9WGNPVBPeople’s Partyfrom Ontario  answered…4mos

No, the actual military should be called to action if a situation legitimately calls for military equipment.

@9WDPCWNPeople’s Partyfrom Alberta  answered…5mos

Only if the equipment is legal for a civilian citizen to own

@9WCVZRBConservativefrom Alberta  answered…5mos

Yes, with more strict training on when to use them. And the citizenry who are law abiding should be allowed to concealed carry and use their firearms to protect themselves with less strict consequences against self defence that can't be proven as strongly. Innocent unless proven guilty. Public owned body cams should be allowed anywhere and everywhere and police body cams must be mandatory.

@9RGRHPYRhinocerosfrom Alberta  answered…1yr

Yes, but only in extreme situations and with proper training on how and when to use equipment

@9RGDRHVNew Democraticfrom British Columbia  answered…1yr

Yes, but only special units in police departments with extra training should be allowed to use military grade equipment, not just regular officers.

@9RFZ8DYRhinocerosfrom New Brunswick  answered…1yr

Yes, a small percentage that are trained by professionals who’ve done it, and only to be called in extreme situations where traditional police forces cannot function

@9RCZ3R6New Democraticfrom Alberta  answered…1yr

Only in extreme situations and if they used it otherwise especially on PIPOC they should go to jail for at least 10 years.

@9RC3BNWNew Democraticfrom Prince Edward Island  answered…1yr

Yes, only in response to extreme situations AND with strict training on how and when to use the equipment

@9R2GZKGLabor Partyfrom Ontario  answered…1yr

Agree with both "Yes, but only in response to extreme situations", and "Yes, but with strict training on how and when to use the equipment".

@9QZJXFCLiberalfrom Quebec  answered…1yr

Yes but it must be used in extreme situation by well trained trained policed team

@9QXBTJLCommunistfrom Ontario  answered…1yr

No, and they shouldn't be allowed to violate the Geneva conventions with regards to chemical weapons.

@9QMGZBFLiberalfrom Alberta  answered…1yr

No, only the military should be using that kind of equipment because misuse is bound to happen even with highly trained proffessionals

@9QLZTS3Christian Heritagefrom Ontario  answered…1yr

yes they should because there are a lot of problems that happen that we need their equipment

@9QHDRS5Greenfrom Alberta  answered…1yr

Police should be reformed to handle fragile situations not given more guns

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