Tasers work well here, say authorities
It's been about four years since tasers were implemented in both the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Alexandria Police Department.
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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