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LAPD to Test Axon’s Next-Generation TASER
Initially, the devices will be rolled out at the four divisions with the highest rates of Taser use: Southeast, 77th Street, Central and Hollywood.
September 13, 2023
New TASER 10 Will Require Training for Seasoned Officers
With a single trigger pull resulting in only one deployed probe—necessitating a second trigger pull to hope to achieve neuromuscular incapacitation (NMI)—there will certainly be some serious training implications.
February 24, 2023
Axon Unveils TASER with 45-Foot Range and 10 Probe Cartridge
“TASER 10 provides almost double the range of our previous energy weapons, with a maximum distance to reach a subject of 45 feet (13.7 meters), providing more time and space to de-escalate and resolve conflicts,” the company says.
January 24, 2023
Axon Developing TASER Drone for Active Shooter Response
Axon is actively developing a miniaturized, lightweight TASER payload capable of being deployed on a small drone or robot. Axon has begun collaborating with its partner DroneSense on a remote piloting capability and the company's imaging team is developing the targeting algorithms.
June 2, 2022
Philadelphia to Equip Patrol Officers with TASERs
John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5, the union that represents the officers, said he welcomed the news. “These Tasers will be another nonlethal option that we hope will keep officers and the public safe,” he said.
October 27, 2021
Philadelphia Plans to Equip Mores Officers with TASERs
If legislators approve of the contract and it is in place in December, the city could receive all the TASERs by the end of the year, Dunn said. The department could begin distributing TASERs to officers in early 2021 after they receive training.
November 16, 2020
Point of Law
Using Electronic Control Weapons
Your agency's policy needs to specify in what situations ECWs can be used and the responsibilities of officers for gathering evidence after use.
March 27, 2020
Q&A: Axon's Rick Smith on the End of Deadly Force
Axon CEO Rick Smith is known for thinking and speaking about the next generation of technology. Now he is predicting that less-lethal weapons can almost eliminate fatal officer-involved shootings by 2030.
October 17, 2019
A 2030 Vision
Can less-lethal weapons advance to the point that police can use them instead of deadly force? Axon's Rick Smith believes they can.
October 7, 2019
U.S. Forest Service is First Federal Law Enforcement Agency to Fully Adopt the Axon Ecosystem with TASER Weapons, Body Cameras and Axon Evidence
Axon has announced that the United States Forest Service (USFS) will outfit officers and agents across its law enforcement and investigative agency with Axon Body 2 cameras backed by the digital evidence management system, Axon Evidence (Evidence.com). The USFS has been a TASER Conducted Energy Weapon customer since 2008 and began an agencywide deployment of TASER X26Ps in 2018.
September 30, 2019
3 Major Agencies to Deploy Axon's Officer Safety Plan 7+
Axon announced that the Atlanta and Baltimore City Police Departments, both Major Cities Chiefs Association members, will deploy Axon's new TASER 7 weapons and Axon Body 3 cameras as part of Axon's new Officer Safety Plan 7+ (OSP 7+). Orange County (FL) Sheriff's Office will also deploy TASER 7 weapons on OSP 7+.
August 16, 2019
Axon Employees, Customers, and Partners Are Making Policing Healthier
Earlier this week I attended the Axon Accelerate Conference in downtown Phoenix. The official theme was "Run In"—in recognition of the fact that police officers run toward danger while everyone else runs away. But there was another underlying theme, "Total Wellness" for law enforcement.
May 1, 2019
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