Goliad Deputies Receive Taser Training

A number of Goliad County Sheriff’s Deputies spent Thursday, January 12th receiving Taser training.

All Deputies must receive basic Taser training before they are allowed to carry the device.

Once they have been certified to carry the Taser, Deputies must then receive annual re-certification and proficiency training.

The Taser is a non-lethal weapon that fires two dart-like electrodes into a resisting suspect. Those darts cause strong involuntary muscle contractions that, in turn, cause the suspect to stop resisting.

Tasers were introduced as non-lethal weapons for law enforcement to use to subdue fleeing, belligerent, or dangerous people with a minimum of injury to the suspect or law enforcement.