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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