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Monday_max50

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Posted almost 3 years ago

 

 I have been tasked to find a safe that we can store our tasers. We currenty have a gun safe for the long guns so we would like to place this safe on top of the existing one. We have about 15 tasers. Any ideas out there? The captain nixed the idea of hanging them in the long gun safe.

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

All of the posts that I have worked at we didn't have "gun safes", but a combination locked room for our long guns (along with other storage items like extra vests and what not) and then a locked cabinet inside for the amunition. . . . .which while all of the officers had the combination to the gun room, only firearm instructors had the keys to the amunition cabinet(s).  With that said, at one post the tasers were kept in the gun room on a shelf next to the long guns.  The last post I worked at the tasers were kept in a cabinet behind the sergeants desk (I guess they didn't feel like walking the distance to the gun room just to scoop up the tasers for downloading. . . . .and before you ask, no. . . I didn't quite understand the thought processes that went into that decision other than a sergeant was sitting desk 24/7 at that post so they could "keep an eye" on the tasers.


You asked for thoughts on it. . . . .this is what I have seen.

Surf_2014_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

Our guys simply kept their assigned Tasers with their sidearms in the locker in the changing room. Long guns were in a separate locker.


Do you guys share Tasers?


Since you have only 15 Tasers, consider getting the 15 or 20 combo pack for single pistol lockers. Kinda like the ones you see at the jails when you secure your weapon before going in. One key per little locker.


So to not spread out things too thin, where do you keep your replacement Taser cartridges? Nothing like running around chasing things down because one thing is here and something else of someplace else.


Something like this....



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Monday_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

 Thanks for the replies so far guys. I had to check on a couple things as I am a civilian and never have to mess with the tasers. Hopefully this can clear up some of your questions.


The gun safe is for long gun storage when a cruiser is down for repirs/maintenance and is right off the "ready room". We have an armory where only the armorers have access which is where spare guns and the ammo is kept. The 15 or so tasers are shared throughout the department. The department wants accessible by all the patrol but secured at the same time (hope I made that clear). Putting the tasers in the long gun safe would create space issues there so I am looking for an alternative. My captain had seen a safe in the past that was small enough to stack on the current safe, hold the tasers  but also not too big to make it hard for some of our alititude-challenged officers to get a taser. The cartridges would be kept here also. He can no longer locate a safe similar to the one he saw. 


 


It'd be nice for the safe to handle something like this :

Surf_2014_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

Aaaah, gotcha. Ok.


Nope, don't have much more to offer. Maybe someone in the department with some good woodworking skills could create what you need and custom fit it to wherever it is suppose to go. I am imagining something with a green felt contact surface area, sorta like for a pool cue but horizontal. I'd have to see exactly what your situation is.


When you have an answer, why don't you take some photos of it and post it here. It might provide some answers to others with similar issue.


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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 


At safeandvaultstore.com.  Its about $335 and marketed as a home safe.  There are numerous other safes there.  I have never dealt with them.  It was just the first place I found that may have what you were looking for


Copy and paste.... http://www.safeandvaultstore.com/


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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

We always have our with us. Kinda like our Service Weapon. And Long Guns are Locked in their Mounts in the vehicles, unless their being used (Range) or being serviced or whatever. At my Dapt in NC we kept the "extra" tasers in a regular locker, with a Combination Lock on it.

Bronzestarribbon_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

My agency issues them as our assigned less lethal weapon and that along with our AR's Shotguns, Batons, Radios and vehicles we take them home.  Would your chief or director accept giving responsibility to your officers?  Perhaps you don't have enough for each officer to be assigned one?  That seems to be the best notion because then you give accountability to the officer's their weapons are assigned too.


We have our Taser instructors that download the tasers after a period of time or a use of force report is initiated.  Just an idea...

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

If you have an Operation Support Center (OSC), where items (such as extra radios, key to spare units, etc.) are checked in and out, the unassigned tasers can be left there and checked out before shift.   

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

Having sold, serviced, installed and even opened safes and vaults professionally for approximately 15 years in one of my previous employment lives, you may need to take several things into consideration, especially when you are thinking about stacking such an item on top of an already existing container.  Size, weight and overall dimensions should not be overlooked.  Not knowing what your existing long gun safe is. I don't know what level of security and protection you are currently using, and not knowing you budget, I am not sure what to recommend.  Is your current safe just a steel box or does it have some sort of protection against fire?  Do you know what the manufacturer and model safe is?  What are the dimensions and what kind of available space is in the location where this safe is going to be mounted?  If stacked on top of an existing safe, just who is going to put it there and how is it going to be safely placed there so as to not injure anyone, the installer included?  How will it be secured so as to prevent it from falling on someone during normal use or in a catastrophe?  Keep in mind that welding or bolting something to either the existing safe or the new safe may compromise some of the safe's ability to protect its contents and may also void any warranty.  There are a lot of good containers available..........  There is also a lot of crap out there as well as those who will make every effort to sell you their piece of crap. 

Monday_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

 Problem solved. We found an electronic-lock storage case. It is bigenough to hold what we need yet light enough we can keep it on the long gun safe. Oh, that safe, just FYI, is to store guns while a cruiser is down for service etc. The guns are kept in dual racks in the cruisers when the cruiser is in service.  We are putting in a couple stackable handgun racks in it to store the tasers. With only 15 we will be fine. Most of the time the guys just trade off at shift change so they won't have to use the new locker much anyway.


Thanks for all the responses! It helped a ton.