San Bernardino Sheriffs to Deploy TASER Smart Weapons (Video)

TASER International has received an order for 1525 TASER® X2™ Smart Weapons for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (CA) and 400 TASER X26P™ Smart Weapons for Huntsville (AL) Police Department (HPD).

These orders are an upgrade of older TASER weapons to the new X2 Smart Weapon using the new TASER 60 annual payment plan that provides warranties and on-site spare equipment for these devices throughout the five-year period.

These orders were received and anticipated to ship in the fourth quarter of 2016.

(See the TASER X2 in Action! Courtesy of TASER International and YouTube)

“The Huntsville Police Department is proud to partner with TASER, the leader in Conducted Electrical Weapons, to offer the most up-to-date less-lethal option for our officers,” said Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray.

Huntsville police chief Mark McMurray
Huntsville police chief Mark McMurray

“This tool will give our officers more options when dealing with combative or threatening suspects. It is our goal to reduce the number of injuries to our officers and citizens, and since transitioning to this tool, we have significantly reduced the number of use-of-force incidents while saving lives,” concluded Smith.

“The San Bernardino County order is the first complete replacement of a full deployment of X2s that was previously purchased as one of our earlier adopters of our first dual shot weapon when it was introduced in 2011,” says Rick Smith, CEO and co-founder of TASER International.

“They are the first agency to fully replace their entire fleet of X2s after their full useful life. Both agencies were able to use our TASER 60 plan that provides a new, cleaner alternative for allowing Smart Weapons to be a budgetary line item providing better financial visibility.”

(See the TASER X26 in Action! Courtesy of TASER International and YouTube)

“We believe agencies using the TASER 60 are making an important move toward a world where every officer has the best technology and training to minimize the chances of a deadly encounter,” concluded Smith.

The TASER Assurance Plan:

The TASER 60 is a new 5-year annual payment plan that integrates warranty coverage for an agency’s current TASER Smart Weapons, as well as on-site spares so officers experience zero downtime.

The yearly payment plan allows for reliable budget line items during a 5-year period and are available with various coverage:

  • Basic: For $22 (X26P) or $26 (X2) a month, agencies receive one Smart Weapon under warranty, one battery, on-site spares (provided with the purchase of 30 or more devices), a holster, and two training cartridges.
  • Premium: For $31 (X26P) or $36 (X2) a month, you’ll receive the above items, plus an additional battery and 18 more cartridges (for a total for 10 training cartridges and 10 duty cartridges).


TASER International makes communities safer with innovative public safety technologies. Founded in 1993, TASER first transformed law enforcement with its electrical weapons.

TASER continues to define smarter policing with its Axon brand which includes a growing suite of connected products and services from body cameras and digital evidence management tools to mobile apps.

More than 175,000 lives and countless dollars have been saved with TASER’s products and services.