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Axon Announces First 2 Agencies to Purchase New TASER 7

October 11, 2018
Axon announced the Fort Worth (TX) Police Department and the Nevada Highway Patrol as the first agencies to equip officers with Axon's new TASER 7 weapon.

IACP 2018: Axon Annouces Streaming Video Body Cam and New TASER

October 7, 2018
The TASER 7 features dramatically improved effectiveness, including adaptive cross connect and improved spiral probe design, and is fully integrated with Evidence.com, Axon's digital data management solution, Axon says. The Axon Body 3 features real-time situational awareness with live streaming, gunshot detection and rapid wireless evidence offload.

Video: Illinois Police Test New Device that Ensnares Resistive Subject

August 14, 2018
Police officers in Illinois are testing a new restraint weapon designed to fire an 8-foot Kevlar tether — at a range of up to 25 feet — that then ensnares resistive subjects in a high-tech lasso. When the device is activated, a 9mm blank propels the rope from the cartridge. The new handheld device — known as the BolaWrap — costs $800 and each tether cartridge costs $30.

Georgia Chief Defends TASER Use on 87-Year-Old Knife-Wielding Woman

August 14, 2018
Chatsworth Police Chief Josh Etheridge defends his officer's deployment of a TASER on an 87-year-old woman because she refused to comply with commands to put down a knife she was holding near the property of the local Boys and Girls Club.

California Officer Fatally Shoots Resisting, Chain-Wielding Suspect

August 10, 2018
When an officer located the suspect, he began swinging it at the officer. The officer reportedly commanded the suspect several times to drop the chain, then fired an ECD device. When the ECD failed to be effective, the officer fired his duty pistol, striking the suspect at least once, police said.

Video: LAPD Releases Footage of Officers Shooting Knife Wielding Man After Ineffective Less-Lethal Deployment

August 6, 2018
A man suspected of stabbing his wife withstood beanbag rounds, a TASER deployment, and numerous gunshots but kept coming at officers, according to body camera footage released by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

LAPD Releases Footage of Officers Shooting Knife Wielding Man After Ineffective Less-Lethal Deployment

August 6, 2018
A man suspected of stabbing his wife withstood beanbag rounds, a TASER deployment, and numerous gunshots but kept coming at officers, according to body camera footage released by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). More here.

Video: Canadian Agency Arms Patrol Officers with 37mm Launchers for Less-Lethal Response

June 29, 2018
“If we look at known objects out in the world, we can equate the AR-1 baton to about one-and-a-half times the energy of somebody being struck by a 100-mile-per-hour fast ball or roughly the same energy as somebody being struck by the fastest slapshot ever recorded,” said Staff Sgt. Jason Bobrowich.

NSA and VirTra Launch Program to Reduce Animal Injury in LE Encounters

June 20, 2018
The National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse (NLECAA), its parent organization, the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA), and VirTra, Inc., have announced the Law Enforcement Dog Encounters Training (LEDET) focused on police training for dog encounters.

Batons: More Than Just a Club

May 3, 2018

The baton is a multi-purpose tool that you can use to strike a subject, push a subject away, or as a lever to move a subject into a control position.

Mission MLR / MLR-FA

April 30, 2018
The Mission MLR and MLR-FA compressed air launchers from Mission Less Lethal are made to provide up to 200 shots per fill.

Chicago Police Department Now Fully Deployed with Axon's TASER Smart Weapons

April 11, 2018
Axon has announced that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) is now fully deployed with nearly 7,000 TASER X2 Smart Weapons.

Less-Lethal Options

April 4, 2018

These tools provide officers more flexibility in how to respond to non-deadly threats.

San Francisco Police Commission Approves Restrictive Taser Policy

March 15, 2018
Officers are limited from using Tasers in special circumstances, including when a person is pregnant, elderly, frail, appears to be a child or when the officer has “credible information” the person is suffering from a serious medical or psychiatric condition.

Axon CEO Rick Smith Relinquishes Salary for 10-Year Performance Plan

February 27, 2018
For the award to fully vest, Axon's market cap would have to grow ten-fold from recent levels to $13.5 billion, and key revenue and profitability goals would also have to be achieved.

Single-Shot Less-Lethal Launcher

February 5, 2018
The patented ALSTAC, Single-Shot launcher is available in both 37mm and 40mm versions.

SHOT Show 2018 Part 2

January 29, 2018
Here’s a quick look at some of the coolest police products I saw walking the literally miles of exhibits at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas.

New Chicago PD Policy Discourages Using Tasers on People Who Flee

December 26, 2017
The Chicago Police Department has tightened its policy on Taser use, rewriting the rules to discourage officers from shocking people who are running away or otherwise vulnerable to injury.

Video: CA Officers Take Down Carjacking Suspect with Less-Lethal Projectile

November 10, 2017
A 27-year-old carjacking suspect was in custody late Wednesday evening after police shot him with a less-lethal round at the end of a pursuit in Long Beach, authorities said.

Less-Lethal Tools

November 6, 2017

These options provide officers with many ways to respond with less-lethal force.

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