Police officers in Camden County are getting trained to use stun guns.
New Jersey last year became the last state in the nation to allow police officers to carry them.
Officers can use stun guns only to prevent a suspect from causing harm to the officer, another person or to the suspect. The guns must be equipped with a camera and officers are not permitted to stun anyone who offers passive resistance.
Officers from Cherry Hill and Gloucester Township are the first in the county to receive training.
Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle tells the Courier-Post the stun guns give officers another tool that has the potential to save lives.