Daleville Police Department Gets Tasers (Morning Version)

By: Courtney Crown Email
By: Courtney Crown Email

DALEVILLE -- Daleville Police Department added a taser to their list of tools to keep them, and their community, safe.

Each officer recently received a taser and proper training.
The tool allows them to stand around twenty-five feet from their subject and shoot the taser.
It sends out two prongs on twenty-five feet of copper wire.
These prongs send an electrical pulse to the subject which paralyses their muscles.
This holds them in one place until the officers can get the person under control.

The Daleville police officers said it gives them confidence knowing they do not have to use pepper spray, batons or even lethal force on the subjects. This is a definite way to get them under control.

"It gives you another force to go to," Officer Seth Fitts said. "Most people that are drunk or high can fight through the pain of pepper spray and can fight the pain of getting hit with a baton. You're not going to fight this off."

The Daleville Police Department plans to assist area agencies with training and re-certification for taser use.

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