The Auburn Police Department may soon be sporting Tasers. At a meeting Thursday night, the Auburn City Council heard Police Chief Paul Nadeau present information on the purchase of Tasers to be funded out of the department’s narcotic/seizure fund.
The council will vote to approve the purchase on July 7.
In April, Cartson Krough, a representative from DGG Taser out of Jacksonville, Fla., conducted a demonstration of the X26 Taser in front of council. Nadeau provided the council quotes on the purchase of 8, 19 and 15 Taser packages. Right Tasers would cover the personnel on a 2 to 3 day rotation and have two Tasers for the patrol commander and the narcotics commander. Nineteen Tasers would cover all sworn personnel with fully staffed shifts with one backup.
Fifteen Tasers would cover all road officers, patrol commander and narcotics commander with one backup. Council member Dorissa Shackelford was not present at the meeting, but gave the mayor her recommendation to approve the purchase of 19 Tasers. Mayor Linda Blechinger recommended 19 Tasers, as well.
“I am totally 100 percent behind the Taser program,” said a resident during citizen comments. “I would like to see the option that provides a Taser for each of the officers. We need to do whatever we can to make these officers safe.”
Im not sure if the Orburn cops need tasers.I support law enforcement to do whatever is necessary to get the scum out of our community.The Orburn cops though, make me a little nervous, I dont think they are really out to rid us of the scum but moreso to be seen and feared by ordinary citizens.
Dear Jack you hit it right on! They are not there to protect and serve I can speak from experience! I don't live there and i have moved my kids the hell out of Auburn and Barrow! You can have it! You don't have police there, you have criminals with badges and guns you call Police, WOW !! Your right on!
You have to be kidding! Give that police department tasers! WOW I feel sorry for the public that lives in Auburn! Watch out and protect yourselves! Protect your kids from these Police! I feel sorry for you all!! Good luck? Can't wait to read about your so called police force once they get that kind of power in their hands. I don't know how they ever were allowed to have guns, it's scary in Auburn!
And I am sure they are glad you moved!!!Matter of fact, move somewhere where you can post on another paper. For someone who has moved out of the city/county you sure are concerned about whats going on if your still reading this paper.