The Wright City, MO, Board of Aldermen approved purchasing new Taser equipment for the police department. Payments will be made once a year for five years.
Wright City aldermen approved updating the police department’s Taser equipment during their Dec. 28 meeting.
“Tasers have a life expectancy of approximately 5 to 6 years and it’s time for us to update our Tasers,” Chief Tom Canavan said during the meeting.
The total cost of the new Tasers is $24,570. The cost will be split into five annual payments, with the first payment of $4,914 to be made in May 2024.
Included in the cost are six Tasers plus all the cartridges required for training and patrol use for the next five years.
“This is going to be a recurring cost to the police department for a long time,” Canavan said.
The price also includes access to Taser attorneys, Lieut. Aaron Sutton said.
About the author: Jason Koch is the editor of The Warren County Record, and covers local news and government for the newspaper. He has won multiple awards from both the Indiana and Illinois APME and from the Illinois Press Association. He can be reached at 636-456-6397 or at firstname.lastname@example.org