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Q&A with The Futurist, Axon's Rick Smith

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.

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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.

Axon’s New RMS Solution, Axon Records, Now Being Used By Fresno Police

Axon Records allows agencies to streamline the report writing process so that officers have more time to spend in their community. This RMS is fully configurable, so agencies can create custom forms, workflows and work-groups to meet their specific needs.

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.

Phoenix PD Implements New Gun Pointing Policy, Announces More Mental Health Training and Full Rollout of Body Cameras

Chief Williams said she expects the new "Pointed Gun at Person" (PGP) reports will help the department track how many times officers can de-escalate potentially deadly situations.

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+.

Axon Announces First Successful Deployment of Axon Aid to Assist in Disaster Relief

Axon has announced the first successful deployment of its new charitable program Axon Aid, which aims to assist cities following large-scale disasters at no cost to citizens. The first pilot program for Axon Aid launched earlier this month with the Baton Rouge (LA) Police Department before Hurricane Barry hit.

The Latest Law Enforcement Software 2019

Developers are producing a wide variety of useful police software solutions for desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.

Axon Partners with Chicago PD for Virtual Reality Empathy Training Program

Axon's VR training is offered through Axon Academy, a network of online and in-person training for law enforcement. The VR training program is designed to better equip officers with the tools to de-escalate situations involving people suffering from mental health issues, crises, or psychotic episodes.

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.