Salt Lake City and Escondido to Deploy Hundreds of AXON Cameras With EVIDENCE.com

More Than Fifty Agencies Select EVIDENCE.com in the Second Quarter

EVIDENCE.com, a business unit of TASER International (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced multiple orders of AXON body-worn video cameras and EVIDENCE.com as the backend digital evidence management system. These orders were received and shipped in the second quarter of 2014.

Significant orders were received from the following agencies across nine states:

  • Ada County Sheriff’s Office (ID): 70 AXON body cameras with five years of EVIDENCE.com and TASER Assurance Plan
  • Bellingham Police Dept. (WA): 36 AXON flex and 6 body cameras with three years of EVIDENCE.com and TASER Assurance Plan
  • City of Escondido Police and Fire Headquarters (CA): 201 AXON body cameras with one year of EVIDENCE.com
  • East Haven Police Dept. (CT): 55 AXON body cameras with five years of EVIDENCE.com
  • Gilbert Police Dept. (AZ): 33 AXON body cameras with three years of EVIDENCE.com and TASER Assurance Plan
  • Hickory Police Dept. (NC): 93 AXON flex cameras with five years of EVIDENCE.com and TASER Assurance Plan
  • Houma Police Dept. (LA): 84 AXON body cameras with five years of EVIDENCE.com
  • Peoria Police Dept. (AZ): 54 AXON body cameras with 3 months of EVIDENCE.com
  • Salt Lake City Police Dept. (UT): 200 AXON flex cameras with five years of EVIDENCE.com, add-on order
  • San Leandro Police Dept. (CA): 82 AXON body cameras with five years of EVIDENCE.com and TASER Assurance Plan
  • Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office (SC): 160 AXON body cameras with five years of EVIDENCE.com

Additional agencies deploying or expanding deployments of AXON body and/or AXON flex body worn video cameras and/or EVIDENCE.com include:

  • Bainbridge Island Police Dept. (WA): EVIDENCE.com
  • Belmont Police Dept. (CA): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Berlin Police Dept. (NH): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Brooksville Police Dept. (FL): AXON flex cameras
  • Buda Police Dept. (TX): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Chandler Police Dept. (AZ): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Cheraw Police Department (SC): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Citrus College Campus Safety Dept. (CA): AXON flex cameras
  • City of Fairfax Police Dept. (VA): AXON flex cameras
  • Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office (OR): AXON flex cameras
  • Dorney Park Patrol (PA): AXON flex cameras
  • Ferndale Police Dept. (CA): AXON flex cameras
  • Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office (NM): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Hillsborough Police Dept. (NC): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Hualapai Nation Police Dept. (AZ): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Irving ISD Police Dept. (TX): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Isle of Wight County Sheriff (VA): AXON flex cameras
  • Kingman Police Dept. (AZ): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com, add-on order
  • La Plata County Sheriff’s Office (CO): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com, add-on order
  • Las Cruces Police Dept. (NM): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Maricopa County Adult Probation (AZ): AXON flex cameras
  • Miami Beach Police Dept. (FL): AXON flex cameras
  • Modesto Police Dept. (CA): AXON flex cameras, add-on order
  • Monroe Police Dept. (GA): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com, add-on order
  • Nebraska State Patrol (NE): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • New Town Police Dept. (ND): AXON flex cameras EVIDENCE.com and TASER Assurance Plan
  • North Georgia College (GA): AXON flex cameras
  • Northwood Police Dept. (NH): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Ohio State University (OH): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Orange City Police Dept. (FL): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Palmhurst Police Dept. (TX): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Preston County Sheriff’s Office (WV): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Pueblo of Jemez Police Dept. (NM): AXON flex cameras
  • Red River Parish Sheriff’s Dept. (LA): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Salina Police Dept. (KS): AXON flex cameras and AXON body cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Santa Ana Police Dept. (NM): AXON flex cameras
  • Smithfield Police Dept. (VA): AXON flex cameras
  • Snow Hill Police Dept. (MD): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • South Milwaukee Police Dept. (WI): AXON body cameras
  • Southbury Police Dept. (CT): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Spokane Tribal Police Dept. (WA): AXON flex cameras
  • Spring Lake Park Police Dept. (MN): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Three Affiliated Tribes Police (ND): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Topeka Police Dept. (KS): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com, add-on order
  • Wayne County Sheriff’s Dept. (OH): AXON flex and body cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Waynesboro Police Dept. (VA): AXON flex cameras and AXON body cameras with EVIDENCE.com
  • Yale University Police Dept. (CT): AXON flex cameras with EVIDENCE.com

TASER’s AXON cameras are small, yet highly visible, and can be attached securely to sunglasses, a cap, a shirt collar, or a head mount. They are powered by a pocketsize battery pack which ensures recording capability during an entire shift. When recording, the cameras capture a wide-angle, full-color view of what an officer is facing. The video automatically uploads via a docking station to EVIDENCE.com, a cloud-based storage and management system, where it can be easily accessed for review. The video files stored online or on the AXON video camera are secure and cannot be tampered with.

EVIDENCE.com helps police capture, manage, and share their digital evidence without the complexity or cost of installing in-house servers. It enables greater transparency through seamless integration with the industry-leading AXON body-worn video cameras. EVIDENCE.com is the most secure, scalable, and cost-effective solution for managing all types of digital evidence. EVIDENCE.com automates the upload process to ensure security and integrity while keeping officers in the field rather than sitting at computers.

A year-long Cambridge University study conducted at the Rialto, CA Police Department investigated whether officers’ use of video cameras could bring measurable benefits to relations between police and civilians. The results showed an 88% reduction in citizen complaints and a 60% reduction in uses of force after implementation of TASER’s AXON flex cameras.

Mesa Police Department Expands Body-Worn Video Program with TASER’s AXON Flex Cameras and EVIDENCE.com

EVIDENCE.com, a business unit of TASER International (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced that the Mesa Police Department has received approval to purchase 300 AXON body-worn cameras over the next five years. The first order includes 100 cameras and a five-year subscription to EVIDENCE.com as the backend digital evidence management system as well as several docking stations that will allow officers to automatically charge and upload the their video footage after each shift.

During a one-year pilot program where the Mesa Police Department tested 50 of TASER’s AXON Flex cameras they found that officers equipped with the on-officer body cameras experienced a 40% decrease in complaints and a 75% decrease in use of force complaints.

“The results from our initial body-worn camera pilot were overwhelmingly positive and we are looking forward to seeing continued success with this program as we deploy additional cameras to our officers,” said Chief Frank Milstead of the Mesa Police Department. “In addition to increasing transparency and accountability, we believe our use of this technology represents a real potential for savings to the taxpayer through reduced liability claims.”

“Our technology is modernizing law enforcement in cities like Mesa across the world, to allow for smarter and more efficient policing,” says Marcus Womack, General Manager of EVIDENCE.com. “We’re thrilled that we can help equip a forward looking agency like the Mesa Police Department with the latest technology in wearable cameras and next generation evidence storage solutions like Evidence.com”

TASER’s AXON cameras are small, yet highly visible, and can be attached securely to sunglasses, a cap, a shirt collar, or a head mount. When recording, the cameras capture a wide-angle, full-color view of what an officer is facing. The video automatically uploads to EVIDENCE.com, a cloud-based storage and management system, where it can be easily accessed for review. An end-user cannot tamper with the video files stored online or on the AXON video camera.

EVIDENCE.com helps police capture, manage, and share their digital evidence without the complexity or cost of installing in-house servers. It enables greater transparency through seamless integration with the industry-leading AXON body-worn video cameras.

The AXON cameras have proven to protect officers from false claims, enhance public trust, improve civilian behavior, decrease litigation and make communities safer at a lower cost than in-car dashboard cameras or other video solutions.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Upgrades 883 TASER X26P Smart Weapons

In a recent press release TASER (NASDAQ: TASR) announced multiple orders of its TASER® brand conducted electrical weapons (CEWs) and its next generation Smart Weapons. These orders were received in and are expected to ship in the second quarter of 2014.

Significant TASER Weapon orders:

  • Cobb County Police Department (GA):  94 TASER® X2™ Smart Weapons, upgrade
  • Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department (OH):  180 TASER® X26P™ Smart Weapons
  • Fort Worth Police Department (TX):  296 X2s
  • Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GA):  104 X2s, upgrade
  • Harris County Constable Precinct 4 (TX):  100 X26Ps
  • Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department (TX):  225 X26Ps
  • Houston Police Department (TX):  183 X2s, upgrade
  • Illinois State Police Academy (IL):  259 X2s with TASER® Cam™ HD recorders
  • Iowa State Patrol (IA):  507 X26Ps with 25 TASER Cam HD records
  • International order:  252 X2s
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (CA):  883 X26Ps
  • Miami Springs Police Department (FL):  50 X2s with TASER Cam HD recorders, upgrade
  • Parker Police Department (CO):  65 X2s with TAP
  • Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department (FL):  111 X26Ps

Additional agencies deploying TASER SMART Weapons:

  • US Marshals Special Operations Group (LA):  X26Ps
  • Alpharetta Department of Public Safety (GA):  X26Ps
  • Allegheny County Police Department (PA):  X2s
  • American Samoa Department of Public Safety (AS):  X26Ps
  • Anne Arundel County Police Department (MD):  X26Ps
  • Royal Barbados Police Force:  X26Ps
  • Beavercreek Police Department (OH):  X26Ps
  • Brownsville Police Department (TN):  X2s
  • California State University Police – Channel Islands (CA):  X26Ps
  • Dauphin County Adult Probation/Parole (PA):  X2s
  • Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office (CA):  X2s and X26Ps, upgrade
  • Denton County Sheriff’s Office (TX):  X26Ps with TASER Cam HD recorders
  • Early County Sheriff’s Department (GA):  X26Ps
  • Farmington Police Department (NM):  X26Ps
  • Florida Atlantic University Police (FL):  X26Ps, upgrade
  • Florida Gulf Coast University Police Department (FL):  X26Ps, upgrade
  • Francis Marion Campus Police Department (SC):  X26Ps with TASER Cam HD recorders, TAP
  • Georgia Department of Driver Services (GA):  X26Ps
  • Grand Prairie Police Department (TX):  X26Ps
  • Hanson Police Department (MA):  X2s
  • Henderson Police Department (NV):  X26Ps, upgrade
  • Hermiston Police Department (OR):  X26Ps with TAP
  • Isle of Wight County Sheriff (VA):  X2s and X26Ps
  • Jackson Police Department (TN):  X26Ps with TASER Cam HD recorders
  • Laurinburg Police Department (NC):  X26Ps
  • Lompoc Police Department (CA):  X2s with TAP
  • Louisville Police Department (KY):  X2s
  • Maumee Police Department (OH):  X2s, upgrade
  • North Las Vegas Police Department (NV):  X2s
  • Oregon State Police (OR):  X2s
  • Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (FL):  X2s with TASER Cam HD recorders
  • Park City Police Department (KS):  X26Ps with TAP
  • Radcliff Police Department (KY):  X2s
  • Red Rocks Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy (CO):  X26Ps
  • Richmond County Sheriff’s Office (GA):  X2s and X26Ps
  • Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office (FL):  X26Ps
  • Skokie Police Department (IL):  X2s with TASER Cam HD recorders
  • Suffolk Police Department (VA):  X26Ps with TASER Cam HD recorders
  • Three Affiliated Tribes Police (ND):  X2s with TAP
  • Troutdale Police Department (OR):  X26Ps
  • Victoria Police Department (TX):  X26Ps
  • Warrior Police Department (AL):  X26Ps
  • Zavala County Sheriff Office (TX):  X2s with TAP
  • Des Moines County Corrections Center (IA):  X26Ps with TASER Assurance Plan (TAP)
  • Hamilton Police Department (AL):  X26Ps with TAP
  • Hanover County Sheriff’s Office (VA):  X26Ps

Bret Taylor Joins TASER International Board of Directors

TASER (NASDAQ: TASR) announced today that Bret Taylor will be joining its Board of Directors. Mr. Taylor was the co-creator of Google Maps, CEO of Friendfeed, CTO of Facebook, and is now CEO of Quip. He brings extensive technology experience to the Company as TASER and its business unit EVIDENCE.com, looks to accelerate growth in the wearable camera and cloud computing space for law enforcement. Mr. Taylor will be filling a board seat vacated by Dr. Matthew McBrady, who is retiring from the Board due to a new job in the financial industry which precludes him from serving on the boards of public companies.

“We are pleased to welcome Bret Taylor to the TASER Board and look forward to his contributions to our strategy around growing our cloud and wearable tech business through our EVIDENCE.com brand,” said Rick Smith, CEO and founder of TASER. “Bret is widely recognized as a thought leader in software and online technologies, having created and/or led teams deploying some of the most widely used applications in the world. He’ll be a great asset to the Company and the Board as we work towards continued growth and success at TASER.”

“Mr. Taylor brings a level of expertise on product usability and design that is unmatched,” said Hadi Partovi, a Director on TASER’s Board. “I’m confident that his expertise and vision will help us in building the best technology to serve the public safety sector.”

“TASER is applying technology to important social issues that I care deeply about,” said Bret Taylor. “This is an important opportunity to use technology to protect civil liberties. I believe TASER is poised to revolutionize the public safety space with enhanced transparency from body-worn camera technology while leveraging the cloud to manage the massive data being generated by wearable cameras and sensors. I’m thrilled to be joining the TASER Board and look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of the Company.”

Bret Taylor served as Group Product Manager at Google Inc. until June 2007, where he co-created Google Maps and the Google Maps API. He then joined venture capital firm Benchmark Capital as an entrepreneur-in-residence where he founded the social network Friendfeed, Inc. with former Google employee, Jim Norris. Taylor was the CEO of FriendFeed until August 2009, when Facebook acquired the company. Taylor was the Chief Technology Officer of Facebook until the summer of 2012 and supervised some of Facebook’s newest and most important products, including the creation of the Open Graph, the App Center, and its integration with the Apple App Store. He is now CEO and co-founder of Quip. Taylor attended Stanford University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in computer science.

“Serving on the TASER Board has been one of the most fulfilling ventures of my professional career,” said Matthew McBrady. “It is a bittersweet goodbye to see such a talented successor join as I depart. I wish Bret and everyone at TASER a bright future and much success in changing the world again!”

About TASER International, Inc.

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 growing suite of technology solutions, including AXON body-worn video cameras and EVIDENCE.com, a secure digital evidence management platform.

Learn more at www.TASER.com and www.EVIDENCE.com or by calling (800) 978-2737.

TASER® is a registered trademark of TASER International, Inc., registered in the U.S. All rights reserved. TASER logo and AXON are trademarks of TASER International, Inc.

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Behind the Scenes of TASER’s RISE Campaign

Behind the Scenes of TASER’s RISE Campaign

TASER recently put out a video that paid tribute to the men and women of law enforcement. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check it out here: RISE Campaign Video

We’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback about this piece from those who’ve seen it, from patrol officers to Chiefs, and from our manufacturing employees to Board members. Since it can be hard to predict whether a certain creative effort will “land” with the audience, we’ve been quite happy that the message struck home for our internal and external audiences.

Of course, neither the idea nor the video came together overnight, so we wanted to share a little bit from behind the scenes and give you a sneak peek at where we’re going from here.

Arriving at the Theme
Over the past few years at TASER we have placed a strong emphasis on listening to the voice of our customers. That means customers are consistently involved in every aspect of our work, from training, to product development, and to our marketing. Much like we put customers first in our day-to-day activities, we wanted to put them front and center in our marketing efforts as well. This idea—the customer as hero—was what led to the development of ‘Rise’ as the creative concept. We felt the word itself was inspiring and flexible, and we liked how it captured the idea that in critical moments, TASER helps LEOs be their best. We ran it by a small group of customers and received a positive response, and internally it was something our team grew increasingly excited about.

The Video Shoot
Video was a great way to launch the concept and message because it could really tell the hero’s story. We partnered with a production company from North Carolina, K2 Productions, and we were able to work with a large police agency in Charlotte for the shoot, which helped give the video an authentic look and feel.

We spent three days with our “cast”, who were real officers, and the crew, going from crowded street scenes, to chase scenes in graffitied lots by the railroad track, to the cozy interior of an Irish pub. Our final location was at a training facility where we shed a tear as an Audi SUV was flipped (on purpose!) to serve as the backdrop for our closing rescue sequence. It was the middle of January and quite cold at some points, but it was altogether a fantastic collaboration that resulted in a video that we’re all very proud of. Here is a behind the scenes look at the making of the video: The Making of TASER’s RISE video

RISE Awards Program
The video was just the first of many ‘Rise’-related efforts that our team is working on. We’re currently working on a companion video that will focus on women in law enforcement, so we are right now collecting stories and photos from female officers. Learn more at www.taser.com/rise.

Earlier this month we partnered with PoliceOne.com to launch the RISE Awards program that’s designed to identify select law enforcement officers and agencies that have demonstrated extraordinary effort and served their community with honor.

Police officers and citizens alike are invited to go to TASER’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/TASER.International and click on the RISE awards tab to nominate a person or a police department who they feel rises above the rest in the three award categories. Nominations will be accepted until September 15, 2014 and three winners will be selected and announced on October 1, 2014. Winners will each receive three TASER AXON flex body-worn cameras and a standard one-year subscription to TASER’s backend digital evidence management system, EVIDENCE.com. They will also receive a one-year subscription to PoliceOne Academy and a free trip and VIP access to this year’s highly anticipated International Association of Chief’s of Police annual conference and expo in Orlando, FL on October 25-28, 2014.

The RISE Award Categories

Protecting Life: This award honors an individual act of heroism, such as helping to ensure the safety of a fellow officer or civilian in peril.

Police Leadership: This award recognizes a leader who shows integrity, the highest virtues of leadership, and a personal dedication to the training and/or education of fellow officers.

Agency of the Year: This award honors a police agency that has successfully solved a vital police problem in an innovative way.

Thanks, as always, for everything you do to rise to the challenges of the job each and every day.
The TASER Team

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