Taser use 'needs to be justified by Jersey Police'
The panel said Jersey police did not face enough violent incidents while on duty to justify their use.
Police had carried firearms on average 15 times per year since 2008, and half of those were for VIP and royal visits.
Deputy Jeremy Macon, who heads the scrutiny panel, said police officers already coped well with violent incidents.
'Less lethal' He said the introduction of Tasers would require a lot more justification.
More than half of the 400 people who took part in the survey opposed the idea of introducing Tasers to the force.
He said: "The case for me needs to be proved and also the level of governance around how Tasers would be used needs to be fleshed out more."
Former chairman of the Jersey Human Rights Group, Bob Hill, said Tasers would give police a bad image.
He said he was not yet convinced there was a need for Tasers in Jersey.
'Preventing serious injury' "It is all very well saying they are less lethal, but nevertheless they are lethal," he said.
"The human rights group are right behind the police and the public in ensuring that everyone is safe."
Simon Thomas, the president of the States of Jersey Police Association, said police officers did take pride in being "virtually unarmed" but the growing criminal use of lethal weapons put officers and the public in danger.
He said: "The introduction of Tasers... must be seen as positive action in the interests of preventing serious injury to any of my membership as well as members of the public."