Vermont State Police Captain Robert Evans said that a handful of troopers have had stun guns for the past four years as part of a pilot program, according to published reports. He says the test has been successful.
The state police command staff has now approved a recommendation that all uniformed troopers be issued stun guns. Now officials are looking for the money to buy the devices. Evans says they cost about $1,000 each.
The goal would be to buy 260 stun guns. The state police is authorized to have 327 troopers.