Company Offers Free Body Cameras to Police Officers Nationwide
Arizona's Taser International on Wednesday announced that it is changing its name to Axon and is offering to equip every police officer in America with a free body camera and to provide hardware, software, data storage and training and support to police departments free of cost for one year. "This offer gives departments the chance to prove the benefits of body camera technology before investing taxpayer dollars in purchasing it," according to a press release. "We believe these cameras are more than just tools to protect communities and the officers who serve them," said company founder and CEO Rick Smith, according to the release. "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."