Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies have completed taser training and are equipped with taser weapons, eight of which were purchased with grant funds.
The department recently shared a grant with Shawnee police and received eight tasers to go with the five that deputies already have.
Chief Deputy Randy Willis and Deputy Jimmy Brewer handled in-house training for all deputies to become taser certified. All patrol deputies and courthouse personnel are now equipped with tasers.
The weapons, which also can be used like stun guns, are for situations where less than lethal force can be used.