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File #: 20-259    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/27/2020 Departments: SHERIFF
On agenda: 5/5/2020 Final action: 5/5/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution: A) Waiving the request for proposal process and authorizing an agreement with Axon Enterprise, Inc. to provide 310 model 7 Tasers for a five-year term from May 1, 2020 through June 30, 2025, in an amount not to exceed $922,110.83; and B) Authorizing the Sheriff, or his designee to execute contract amendments and change orders which modify the County's maximum fiscal obligation by not more than $25,000 (in aggregate), and/or modify the contract term and/or services so long as the modified term or services is/are within the current or revised fiscal provisions.
Attachments: 1. 20200421_r_Axon reso, 2. 20200421_a_Axon agmnt, 3. Item No. 9 - Letter from Aram James.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Carlos G. Bolanos, Sheriff
Subject: Agreement with Axon Enterprise, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution:

A) Waiving the request for proposal process and authorizing an agreement with Axon Enterprise, Inc. to provide 310 model 7 Tasers for a five-year term from May 1, 2020 through June 30, 2025, in an amount not to exceed $922,110.83; and

B) Authorizing the Sheriff, or his designee to execute contract amendments and change orders which modify the County's maximum fiscal obligation by not more than $25,000 (in aggregate), and/or modify the contract term and/or services so long as the modified term or services is/are within the current or revised fiscal provisions.

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BACKGROUND:
The Sheriff's Office is committed to utilizing the latest technology and training methods to increase public safety. Over the last year, the Sheriff's Office has taken steps to better protect both our deputies and the public we serve. In November of 2019, the Sheriff's Office deployed automated external defibrillators in every patrol vehicle and provided lifesaving training to every Deputy Sheriff. The Sheriff's Office is also in the process of removing all shotguns from its vehicles and replacing them with a less-lethal alternative.

The Sheriff's Office currently utilizes both the X26 and X26P model Tasers. The majority of these Tasers were purchased fifteen years ago and are no longer supported by Axon. The Sheriff's Office is seeking to replace all of the existing Tasers with model 7 Tasers. The Taser 7 has been completely redesigned, improving its effectiveness while incorporating additional safety and accountability features. Replacing the Tasers with the model 7 Tasers will further contribute to protecting our deputies and the public we serve.

DISCUSSION:
The redesigned Taser 7 includes several new safety features. These features include o...

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