- TASER International is changing its name to Axon and offering a free body camera to every police officer in the United States.
In a press release, Axon says it will provide body camera supporting hardware, software, data storage, training, and support to police departments free of cost for one year.
Axon’s offer to law enforcement agencies includes:
* One body camera per sworn officer
* Digital evidence data storage for one year
* Two mounts per officer
* Docking station to securely upload body camera footage
* Access to the full Axon Academy online training library
“We believe these cameras are more than just tools to protect communities and the officers who serve them,” says Axon founder and CEO Rick Smith in a statement. “They also hold the potential to change police work as we know it, by seamlessly collecting an impartial record and reducing the need for endless paperwork.”
Of course, the eventual cloud/storage fees are the catch.
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