Southern New Jersey police say use of stun guns will save lives, cut down on injuries

Image: Taser/Wikipedia Long used in other states, departments across New…

Image: Taser/Wikipedia

Long used in other states, departments across New Jersey have been clamoring for the stun gun devices for years. The state Attorney General’s Office authorized two models of the Taser last fall, the last state to do so.

Locally, Gloucester Township police were among those Wednesday impressed by what they saw at the presentation at Camden County’s Regional Emergency Training Center in Blackwood.

“Anything we can do to save a life is obviously something we want to do,” Earle said. Police in Mount Laurel and Cherry Hill also have expressed an interest in the stun guns.

The department will be able to begin utilizing the devices once the officers receive required training, which is in the process of being set up through the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.

Source: Courier Post Online

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  • Matt in Oklahoma

    a little slow on the uptake are we NJ?