Old tasers on the table

YEAGERTOWN – The purchase of tasers was a topic of discussion during the Thursday evening meeting of the Mifflin County Regional Police Board of Directors.

Police Chief Scoot Mauery said two of the current tasers are 10 years old and starting to show their age. Mauery explained that these tasers are an older model that will not be easy to repair if needed. He also said that Cpl. Art Stanton looked into the newest models, and that the purchase of the two tasers will help supplement the older ones. The board decided to purchase one taser now for $998.54 and then work the purchase of the second one into the budget for 2015.

Mauery told the board during the meeting that, between the months of June and July, incidents overall were down. He also said the offenses that have been cleared and arrests that have been made are close to the national average ranging between 20 and 30 percent. Mauery said the total number of incidents is approaching 3,000 incidents for the year.

The MCRP Board of Directors meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the MCRPD station.