Cranford police become 1st Union County department to get Tasers

CRANFORD — Cranford police have become the first department in Union County to equip officers with Tasers, authorities said Wednesday.

Officer Robert Jordan. (Courtesy Cranford Police)

The Tasers will be carried by selected veteran officers who have each completed Crisis Intervention Team training, a 40-hour program focused on mental illness and crisis deescalation techniques.

The Tasers will be carried by the officers during the course of their normal duties.

The goal of the program is to provide officers another tool to stop an incident before it escalates to the use of deadly force, police said in a news …read more

Source: Union

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