IMPERIAL — The Police Department here recently purchased two Taser guns to help capture suspects.
And, after a training exercise Wednesday, officers will know how it feels to be hit by a Taser, as officers were administered the powerful jolts.
Imperial police Investigator Tim Ramos said, "Research has shown it is effective and an alternative to lethal force."
"It implements an overpowering jolt on the inside of the body," said Ramos.
Each shot has 50,000 watts, or 26 volts, of electricity to jolt the target for five seconds, enough to bring any person to his or her knees.
On Wednesday, Imperial police officers trained using the Taser guns. Each officer was allowed to shot at a target consisting of a piece of cardboard.