Axon has partnered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to equip agents and investigators with the Axon Investigator suite of solutions and body cameras to support the Federal Joint Task Forces, the company announced on Monday.
"Our federal customers serve the critical mission of ensuring the safety and security of the American people. We look forward to joining forces with more federal agencies and equipping those who serve with the latest technology to ensure officer safety and transparency," said Axon Federal vice president and general manager, Richard Coleman.
Axon will provide new digital services, including Axon Body 3 cameras for the Department of Justice Pilot Program. The company’s Body 3 camera is a FedRamp-Authorized cloud-based digital evidence management solution available to federal law enforcement.
Axon will support the ATF pilot initiative with a 12-month indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. The order was received in the fourth quarter of 2019 and will ship in multiple phases throughout 2020.
As more states require the use of body-worn cameras on law enforcement, the DoJ agencies have requested body cameras to also be equipped during joint task force operations with federal government officers. To meet the demand, the DoJ announced that it would begin piloting body cameras for the first time.
"Axon is proud to support the DOJ in its body camera pilot effort," added Coleman.
The company has also been selected by the US Forest Service (USFS) to provide Body 2 camera systems that are designed to support law enforcement missions in Oct. 2019.
USFS, which has used Axon’s Taser X26P weapons since 2018, is deploying the wearable camera technology with a company-built digital evidence management platform in multiple phases.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Forest Service, the first federal agency to deploy Axon’s ecosystem of life saving technologies across their law enforcement enterprise,” Coleman stated in regards to the USFS order.
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