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The dual-shot Tasers were meant to be rolled out in Geelong and Ballarat in July and are already a month overdue.
Victoria police say getting the 30 stun guns has taken longer than expected, but the force insists it's not related to funding.
The new Tasers are a safer option for both police and offenders.
The dual shot capacity means a miss can be followed up quickly with a second shot, and a visible electric arc across the front of the weapon is designed to help convince suspects to submit without the need to be shot.
The electrical system also delivers a more reliable charge, making it safer for people hit by the weapon’s probes.
Picture: The rollout of the new Taser X2 in Geelong has been delayed
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