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Joplin Police Department Trainees Experience Taser - KOAM TV 7

Joplin Police Department Trainees Experience Taser

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JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

The new batch of Joplin Police Department trainees went through taser training today. The newly hired commissioned officers each waited their turn to get hit with the taser at the public safety training center off of highway 171. The taser is referred to as an intermediate weapon, but the Joplin Police Department still requires future police officers to have exposure to it prior to carrying it. They feel that it is very important for an officer to experience a taser before using one in the field. According to officials officers used their tasers 37 times during arrests in 2015. 

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