Nothing But Net in Law Enforcement
The police department in Greenfield, Calif., recently acquired two Super Talon NetGuns. The Talons shoot a 16-foot nylon net over 25 to 30 feet to entangle and immobilize a person.
The net guns cost $678 each and require little training, according to police Chief Joe Grebmeier. Grebmeier said the Talons will not replace Tasers, which are carried by all Greenfield police, or other “less-lethal” weapons, but are part of an effort to adapt new technology to make officers safer and more productive.
Grebmeier also said the net guns will be carried by Greenfield’s two sergeants in their cars, and will most likely be used when a perpetrator is running away.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) from the Monterey County Herald (03/16/07); Katsnelson, Alla.