Archive for the 'TASER cost per unit' Category

AUSTRALIA – Tasers rolled out across country Victoria (2104-04-24)

Posted on April 24 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Wider rollout of tasers in Victoria: Officers in all 24-hour stations in country Victoria will get Tasers after police trialled the devices in six major regional centres, mostly in cases of people either on drugs or alcohol or with mental illness or a combination of factors trying to do harm to themselves […]

AUSTRALIA – Tasers rolled out across country Victoria (2104-04-24)

Posted on April 21 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Wider rollout of tasers in Victoria: Officers in all 24-hour stations in country Victoria will get Tasers after police trialled the devices in six major regional centres, mostly in cases of people either on drugs or alcohol or with mental illness or a combination of factors trying to do harm to themselves […]

UK – Tasers for Jersey cops? (2014-04-01)

Posted on April 1 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In the quasi-independent island government of Jersey, the police are about to receive tasers, a major police argument being that they are “of the firm opinion that the continued absence of Taser could, one day, lead to an avoidable fatal shooting in Jersey”. The cost would be around £32,000 to buy ten […]

CANADA – Public meeting planned as Guelph Police expand Taser use (2014-03-20)

Posted on March 20 2014 by admin

(2014-03-20) CANADA – Public meeting planned as Guelph Police expand Taser use [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: According to the Ottawa Police, an Information session organized to allay fears about the devices, but the Police are to get more Tasers. The police service has set aside $15,000 in the 2014 operating budget to purchase six of the […]

USA – Taser Aims To Sell Police Futuristic Video Body Gear (2013-12-26)

Posted on December 26 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (from an investors’ site) TASER eyes the on-body-camera business …. : Wall Street lately has focused on what Taser ( TASR ) calls on-officer video technology (AXON products, linked to EVIDENCE.com) , even of the electroshock weapons are still 90% of the corporation’s business. This has contributed to increases in TASR stock […]

CANADA – Hamilton, Ontario: Police Taser plan – Cops want to hear from you (2013-11-30)

Posted on November 30 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Hamilton police want to buy 150 new tasers – which, they say, will cost almost $1 million in the first year and an extra $635,000 every year thereafter. City Council balked at trhe cost and the police are asking for public feedback.]] The Hamilton Spectator Hamilton police want to talk […]

CANADA – Hamilton Police find cash for Tasers [from pension fund], board expected to approve (2013-11-11)

Posted on November 11 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The eHamilton police chief says tasers should be adopted “for public safety, safety of our officers and the opportunity to reduce the escalation of violence.” This will be paid for by a surplus from the municipal employees’ pension fund (according to a 1996 agreement that this could only be used for “officer […]

CANADA – Ottawa Police union echoes chief’s comments in face of ombudsman’s criticisms (2013-11-07)

Posted on November 7 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The head of the Ottawa police union accepts police oversight (the minimum!), but, like the police chief, says there isn’t a pressing need for talks around de-escalation tactics here because local officers already do it all the time. “To echo the chief’s comments, we already do a lot of de-escalation. […]

CANADA -Chief Bill Blair asks for $386,000 to boost Toronto’s Taser arsenal by one-third (2013-11-04)

Posted on November 4 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Toronto Police are asking to put 184 more tasers (there are currently 517 ), costing $386,000, on the streets, but the oversight board is wary following public reaction in August following the Sammy Yatim shooting – he was tasered while dying from firearm bullets). This will increase the taser arsenal by […]

CANADA – Ottawa police budget to cost average taxpayer $11 more in 2014 [cost of projected wider taser deployment not included] (2013-10-23)

Posted on October 23 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Next year’s Ottawa police budget excludes costs for Tasers, even though the police chief would like to see front line officers equipped with them. Following the Ontario government’s call for wider taser rollout, the police chief would like to see many more front line officers equipped with them, but is awaiting […]

CANADA – Hamilton, Ontario: City councillors leery of police chief’s Taser deadline (2013-10-13)

Posted on October 13 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Hamilton’s police chief says he needs to know by Dec. 1 whether his request for $1-million proposal to equip all officers with Tasers will be accepted by Hamilton town council. This is how muich it will cost to purchase and train more than 570 officers in the use of conducted energy […]

USA – TASER International: TASER Lowers Prices for EVIDENCE.com and AXON Police Cameras (2013-10-03)

Posted on October 3 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : “Taser specials – for a limited time”. TASER Inc. announces AXON flex system price reduced from $949 to $499 – but it was launched at $299 – and EVIDENCE.COM with a lower price option of $9.95 a month – these prices will last until June 30, 2014 to encourage early adoption. […]

USA – Cincinnati: Police departments upgrade Taser technology (2013-09-27)

Posted on September 27 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : More replacement of X26 by X2. Repairing the X26s would have cost $800 each. Of interest, we learn that TASER International gains access to all data recorded on the new X2, since the “cloud” is managed by the manufacturer. X2s cost $1300 with a four-year warranty. The X2s also monitor output […]

USA – Vermont: Barre council agrees to upgrade tasers (2013-09-27)

Posted on September 27 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The small city of Barre decides to invest in extenmded guarantees on new tasers: (X2 to replace X26) – at a cost of $200 a year per unit. To be replaced in 5 years. Several present X26 cartridges have cracked and tasers are out of use. Presdent taser buyback: $120 per […]

UK – Police pay millions more than US in Taser ‘rip off’ [incomplete article] (2013-09-26)

Posted on September 26 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Police forces across Britain are paying 50 per cent more for Taser stun guns than their American counterparts: £850 a device, while in the USA the same gun sell to police for £547. With about 15,000 Tasers in the hands of British police, there is a potential overspend of £4.5 million. (Note […]

CANADA – Protesters fight plan to expand Taser use by Toronto police (2013-09-24)

Posted on September 24 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Dozens packed council chambers at City Hall on Tuesday night to argue against the expanded police use of Tasers on Toronto streets. In 2012, there were 255 use-of-force incidents in which a Taser was used by a Toronto police officer. In more than half of those cases, the weapon was simply […]

CANADA – Answers needed before Hamilton, Ontario spends $1M on more Tasers (2013-09-24)

Posted on September 24 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A Hamilton City Coucillor says he has a lot of questions about Hamilton police’s use for force and the service’s budget before he’s willing to approve $1 million for more Tasers, particularly as policies pertain to people with mental illnesses as well as the high cost: “We’re already having real difficulties […]

CANADA- Hamilton police can’t get better, safer Tasers (2013-09-19)

Posted on September 19 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Hamilton Police Services Board is asking for a $1-million investment in new tasers from the City Council. But which tasers? The X26 (2003 technology) or the X26P, which TASER says is greatly superior but which is not yet tested for Canadian use? Or the more expensive, double-barreled X2? TASER claims […]

CANADA – Hamilton, Ontario police propose $1M expansion of Taser usage (2013-09-17)

Posted on September 17 2013 by admin

[[A post showing the true cost of adopting tasers – if full training costs are included. Hamilton will have to pay nearly $1 million to provide tasers to its c. 900 police officers, including the cost of trainers, replacing officers while they are being trained, annual upgrading courses, etc.. The actual cost of the taser […]

CANADA – Hamilton, Ontario Police to ask for Tasers for all frontline officers (2013-09-13)

Posted on September 13 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : At last, a realistic cost-evaluation of a roll-out of tasers to a police unit – following the green light to tasers by the Ontario Ministry of Community Affairs: 150 tasers + adequate training for the Hamilton Police is anticipated to cost $1,000,000. In Hamilton, tasers were deployed in 49 separate incidents […]