When the Toronto Police Services Board meets Thursday, Chief Bill Blair will present a report asking for $386,000 to train and equip 184 front-line officers with Tasers.
The board is expected to defer a decision.
Chair Doctor Alok Mukherjee says "it's premature to make a decision" in part because there is concern from the community. Doctor Mukherjee says the chief has to have a plan to present to the board to reassure the community.
There won't be any comment from the police service until after the board meeting according to police spokesperson mark Pugash.
According to the police chief's report, every division in the city would allow two officers from each platoon to have a Taser, same thing with traffic services. Four officers from the TAVIS team would also be allowed to carry the weapons.
Up until now, only supervisors and tactical officers carried Tasers.
Also being factored into Chief Blair's total, is the additional $66,000 for training.