WALLINGFORD — The police division wants to interchange 5 out of its 20 Taser stun weapons.
Earlier this week, the City Council accredited a request to maneuver $8,100 amongst police division accounts to fund the acquisition.
In accordance with a Jan. 12 switch request memo from Police Chief William Wright to Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr., the city police division has 20 of the performed power gadgets, generally referred to a Tasers, in its stock.
Fifteen of the division’s Tasers are lined by an assurance plan that the cities pays in direction of annually, which incorporates a guaranty that permits repairs to be accomplished at no extra value.
There are 5 extra models which might be all “in a state of failure,” Wright stated within the memo, and must be changed however are not lined below any assurance plan or guarantee.
Wright stated that Axon Enterprises, the corporate that manufactures Tasers, has indicated that the 5 inoperable Tasers can’t be included inside the assurance plan.
The 5 Tasers must be changed “as they’re a part of the day by day deployment into the sphere,” he stated.
The quote from Axon to interchange the 5 Tasers got here to a complete value of $8,038.70.
Wright requested a switch of $8,100 be constructed from police division’s common wages account to a brand new capital account titled Specialty Weapons.
The council accredited the cash switch by consent agenda with out dialogue.