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NCJ Number: 207837 Find in a Library
Title: Less Lethal Technology: The TASER X26
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:31  Issue:10  Dated:October 2004  Pages:164,166,169
Author(s): Eugene Nielsen
Date Published: October 2004
Page Count: 5
Publisher: http://www.officer.com 
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the new, compact TASER X26, a less-lethal police weapon.
Abstract: Less-lethal weapons are popular items among law enforcement agencies, with more and more officers being issued such weapons. TASER International recognized the need to develop a compact version of its popular TASER and thus created the smaller, lighter TASER X26. The widespread deployment of the TASER X26 in Florida and Arizona police agencies has dramatically reduced the number of injuries to both suspects and police officers. TASER International has also developed a version of the TASER X26 for personal defense, called the TASER X26c Citizen’s Defense System, which requires registration under the Anti-Felon Identification System. The way in which the TASER X26 delivers less-lethal force is described, as is the design of the smaller weapon. The accuracy of the TASER X26 is described as much better than other TASERs. While the TASER X26 is a new device, it has been extensively safety tested and has even been applied directly to the surface of the heart without causing damage. Test and evaluation units are available, as are command staff demonstrations.
Main Term(s): Less lethal technologies; Tasers
Index Term(s): Police weapons; Science and Technology
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