Lakeview Upgrades Technology to Boost Police Force (Technology Advancements | Winner, Fewer than 5,000)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 12:00 am  

In addition, the city updated to the new TASER X2 electronic control weapon.

“This is a new version of an existing, less than lethal, weapon carried by officers which like any side arm they hope they never have to use,” Behling said. “But if circumstances dictate that deployment of this weapon is the only option available, control of the situation while maintaining officer safety is a primary concern.”

The new equipment was funded by a federal Justice Assistance Grant and through city funds. The glasses that must be worn by officers to hold the AVONflex recording system were funded through private donations, Behling said.

Lakeview intends to remain a sleepy community. The investment made by its city leaders to enhance the technology used by its police force should go a long way toward keeping it that way.



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