November 23, 2009
TASER International Announces New Jersey Approval of Law Enforcement Use of Electronic Control Devices
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., – TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), welcomed today’s announcement that the New Jersey Attorney General has approved the use of electronic control devices by law enforcement officers. Until now, New Jersey was the only state to prohibit the use of electronic control devices and stun devices by law enforcement.
The supplemental use of force policy approved by Attorney General Anne Milgram allows law enforcement officers in New Jersey the use of electronic stun devices in limited circumstances involving emotionally disturbed individuals. The policy also limits the number of patrol officers per agency which could carry electronic control devices. There is no limit on number of devices for SWAT and other emergency response teams.
“This is a huge step forward for law enforcement in New Jersey to be able to benefit from our life-saving TASER® technology,” said Tom Smith, Chairman and founder of TASER International. “The expectations during this initial phase are that New Jersey law enforcement agencies will begin to experience reductions in officer and suspect injuries and municipalities will reduce their risk liability with savings in working compensations and legal costs similar to those evident at nearly 15,000 agencies currently using TASER® brand devices.”
About TASER International, Inc.
TASER International’s products Protect Life and Protect Truth. TASER provides advanced Electronic Control Devices (ECDs) and innovative secured digital evidence collection and management solutions for use in the law enforcement, medical, military, corrections, professional security, and personal safety markets. TASER ECDs use proprietary technology to incapacitate dangerous, combative, or high-risk subjects who pose a risk to law enforcement officers, innocent citizens, or themselves in a manner that is generally recognized as a safer alternative to other uses of force. The TASER® AXON™, a revolutionary on-officer tactical computer and video/audio recorder, combines with an integrated digital multi-media evidence storage and management platform -- EVIDENCE.COM -- to provide an end-to-end solution to capture, store securely, and analyze digital evidence and information in ways that enables tactical and strategic decision making by law enforcement, as well as for legal evidentiary use. For more information please call TASER International at (800) 978-2737 or visit our website at www.TASER.com.