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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.

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. 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.

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. More Here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. More Here.

Less-Lethal Tools

November 6, 2017

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

Defense Technology Introduces 40mm Blunt Impact Projectile Collapsible Gel Rounds

October 20, 2017
Defense Technology, a brand of The Safariland Group, has announced the release of its 40mm Blunt Impact Projectile (BIP) Collapsible Gel Rounds.

Video: AZ Officers Attacked by Protesters at Trump Rally, Respond with Tear Gas

August 23, 2017
“The good news is the job of the Phoenix Police Department tonight was to make sure that everyone got home safely,” Mayor Greg Stanton said. “The good news is that is exactly what occurred in Phoenix tonight.”

TASER Announces Program to Offer Free Body Cameras to Law Enforcement, Company Name Change

April 5, 2017
Starting today, Axon's Community One program will provide a free body camera and Evidence.com evidence management software to every American officer for one year, says company president Luke Larson. "We believe so confidently in our solution that we want to get this technology out to every officer," he says.

Less-Lethal: Making Impact

March 10, 2017

The pressure on American law enforcement agencies to field tools that can subdue dangerous armed and unarmed individuals without using deadly force has never been greater than today. The answer according to many experts is less-lethal weapons that can be fired from a distance and effect subjects with blunt force or chemical irritant or both.

TCP Pistol

January 30, 2017
The new TCP pistol from PepperBall is compact, ultra-light weight, and the first PepperBall pistol that fits comfortably on a standard duty belt.

Axon Signal Magazine

January 10, 2017
TASER International, maker of body-worn cameras, has announced its new Signal Performance Power Magazine. The SPPM is a smart battery that works with TASER's X2 and X26P Smart Weapons.

LAPD May Roll Out Sponge Round Launchers to Patrol to Reduce Deadly Force Use

November 30, 2016
An LAPD committee is reviewing the “promising” data and will make a recommendation to Police Chief Charlie Beck about whether to expand the use of these launchers and sponge rounds to patrol officers department-wide, officials said.

In Praise of Pepper Spray

July 8, 2016

While a TASER may be a better option at times, pepper spray can be a practical choice. The key is to know when the use of pepper spray is appropriate and will be effective.

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