Photo via PoliceOne.com
This photo is a great illustration of the effects of the Taser non-lethal device. At my former agency (I was a civilian employee), all officers being so certified were required to take a shot from the Taser before being allowed to utilize one. My current experiences visiting and meeting police agencies throughout the country are very similar – they require it.
I believe that this type of training helps develop both empathy on the part of the officer as to what the subject will go through, and how to best utilize the tool. A good idea, in my opinion.
Want to take a hit?