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El Paso County Sheriff's Office workforce getting new tasers

Posted: 5:04 PM, Jul 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-10 19:04:39-04
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

EL PASO COUNTY — Starting this month, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office will issue the new model TASER 7 to some sworn members and County Security Officers.

The new taser offers improved technology and usability that gives the workforce an upgraded tool to de-escalate dangerous situations safely.

All Sheriff’s Office personnel will complete online and live classroom training on the proper use prior to being issued the new equipment.

“Our workforce encounters dangerous and difficult circumstances every day. It is essential they have the right tools and training to ensure the safety of our citizens and themselves. The use of tasers provides an alternative to deadly force. Tasers can, when used properly and with the right training, provide this non-deadly alternative," Sheriff Bill Elder said.