Dunbar Police Train with New Tool

By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3 Email
By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3 Email

The Dunbar police have a new tool to fight crime.

County commission bought three new tasers for the police department, but before officers start using the tasers on the job, they spent the day learning just how they work.

They even tested them out on each other. The police chief says tasers are safer for both the officers and the suspects

"It contaminates the other officers. Contaminate the area of the public. It's not contained to just one individual. Tasers are contained to the officer and just that one individual," Dunbar Police Chief Earl Whittington said.

The tasers were bought with money from the public safety grant. They cost $800 a piece.

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