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Aumsville Police Department Purchases Two TasersSalem-News.com
Aumsville will join several other local agencies that use tasers, a proven and effective tool that avoids the use of deadly force.
(AUMSVILLE, Ore.) - The Aumsville Police Department has purchased two Tasers, and upon completion of required training by department personnel, they will be deployed for use.
Taser devices use proprietary technology to quickly incapacitate dangerous, combative or high-risk subjects who pose a risk to law enforcement officers, innocent citizens or themselves.
TASER electronic control devices utilize compressed nitrogen to project two small probes up to 15, 21, 25 and 35 feet at a speed of over 160 feet per second.
These probes are connected to the TASER system by insulated wire.
An electrical signal (50,000 volts) is transmitted through the wires to where the probes make contact with the body or clothing, resulting in an immediate loss of the person's neuromuscular control and the ability to perform coordinated action for the duration of the impulse while allowing an instant recovery once the cycle ceases.
This effect is a state-of-the-art Neuro-Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) technology that temporarily overrides the nervous system, taking over muscular control.
According to TASER, this NMI technology temporarily debilitates even the toughest individuals with minimal risk of injury.
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