TASER International, Inc. (Nasdaq:TASR) today announced that it has received an order for 428 TASER(r) X26 units and accessories to be delivered to the San Diego Police Department.
"The new TASER X26 units will go to additional officers being trained as members of our Critical Response Teams (CRT)," said Chief Bill Lansdowne. "CRT gets specially trained and equipped officers to critical incidents within 15 minutes, dramatically reducing the likelihood of an officer having to use deadly force."
"San Diego Police were one of the first users to deploy large numbers of our first electronic control devices called the AIR TASER(r), model 34000, back in 1999," said Tom Smith, President of TASER International. "We view this as a significant milestone when one of the largest and most prestigious law enforcement agencies in U.S. places a followup order of 428 units in their transition to utilizing the smaller, lighter, life-saving technology of the TASER X26," concluded Mr. Smith.
San Diego Police Department, with over 2,100 sworn law enforcement officers, now deploys 919 TASER X26 devices.
This purchase amount totaled over $368,876 and is expected to ship in the second quarter of 2006.
About TASER International, Inc.
TASER International provides advanced electronic control devices for use in the law enforcement, military, private security and personal defense markets. TASER(r) devices use proprietary technology to incapacitate dangerous, combative or high-risk subjects who pose a risk to law enforcement officers, innocent citizens, or themselves in a manner that is generally recognized as a safer alternative to other uses of force. TASER(r) technology saves lives every day, and the use of TASER(r) devices dramatically reduces injury rates for police officers and suspects. For more information on TASER life-saving technology, please call TASER International at (800) 978-2737 or visit our website at www.TASER.com.
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