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Tasers work well here, say authorities

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It's been about four years since tasers were implemented in both the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Alexandria Police Department.

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And so far, they are most often used as a deterrent or tool to de-escalate a situation, not as a weapon.

"The presence of a taser is what gets compliance, not the deployment of a taser," said Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen.

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