Police to Consider Adding Tasers to Crime-Fighting Arsenal

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January 14, 2020 | Originally published by Date Line: January 14 on

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Law enforcement could soon be outfitted with tasers as the Royal Bahamas Police Force considers adding less-lethal force weapons to its arsenal.

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames announced yesterday senior officials are preparing to meet with Arizona-based Axon Enterprise, formerly TASER International, an industry leader in weapons and technology development for law enforcement and civilians, to determine the viability of their use.

Dames made the announcement as he addressed hundreds of men and women of the armed forces at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church on Robinson Road for the organization’s annual church service.

He outlined the rollout of technological tools, including ShotSpotter technology, and revealed the closed-circuit television (CCTV) program, soon to be expanded by over 500 cameras at a cost of $5.9 million, will be centralized in a new real-time crime center.