Milton has approved paying Axon Enterprises Inc. a total of $68,250 over five years to re-equip the Police Department with new Tasers. AXON ENTERPRISES INC.

Milton OKs $68K deal to replace police Tasers

The Milton City Council has approved an agreement with Axon Enterprises Inc. to replace all 43 electronic control devices (Tasers) of the police department under a five-year agreement totaling $68,250.

Thirty-one of the Milton Police Department’s present Taser inventory are X26 models that have not been replaced since initial deployment in 2010, Police Chief Rich Austin said in a memo to the council. Axon, the manufacturer, recommends a five-year useful life cycle for the devices.

The five-year agreement, with the city paying Axon $12,642 the first year and $13,902 a year for four years thereafter, replaces all Tasers and includes a 6 percent discount and $100 per unit trade-in credit on current units, Austin said. “This agreement offers a cost savings and allows for a predictable yearly cost for the devices,” he said.

The agreement also includes zero percent financing for five years and a five-year warranty.

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