One southern department has found a way to get the upgrade it needed and benefit its public safety neighbors at the same time. For an industry where budgets are not commonly spilling over with excess (even during a good year), agencies can really benefit from programs for rebate or refurbished tech that can result in a funding solution.
Regional Taser Sales Rep Brian Black, who's been working with the company and assisting agencies for seven years, says he's seen similar kind of aid programs take place over the years. "It's actually kind of heartwarming when you hear about those because you know that the community really wants them," Black says. "If [the agency] can't afford them, it's great when the community steps up to really help them out."