Taser Information, Chandler PD AZ
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CHANDLER POLICE, AZ 800 AIR TASER® [1.3.4] [1.3.5] [1.3.9] [1.3.10] AIR TASER® is an alternative less than lethal application of force not intended to replace firearms or self-defense techniques. The window of operation of the AIR TASER® is restricted to from three to 15 feet. The use of AIR TASER®s shall be in accordance with required training programs. Only personnel who have successfully completed the required training will be allowed to use them. A. AIR TASER® units will be issued to all qualified patrol sergeants. B. Communications - At the start of each shift, each officer with an AIR TASER® will notify Communications that they are an AIR TASER® unit for that shift. C. When an officer deployed with an AIR TASER® encounters a situation which may require the use of an AIR TASER®, he will request a supervisor and a back up, if circumstances and time allow. D. Deployment of an AIR TASER® unit must be backed up with the availability of lethal force. E. Each discharge, including accidental discharges, of an AIR TASER® shall be investigated and documented. F. If the AIR TASER® probes penetrate the person's skin, they will be removed by CFD paramedics or emergency room medical staff. First aid and medical treatment will be documented in the report.