Joining Forces during the COVID-19 Crisis
Mar 26, 2020
The world has been thrown into a tailspin at the hands of COVID-19.
As CEO, I’ve turned my thoughts to Axon’s responsibility to help fight this pandemic. We’ve all seen businesses close operations out of the well-being and care for others. Conversely, this is exactly why we remain open. As you know, Axon’s mission is to Protect Life with hardware and software designed to modernize public safety. We stand with first responders who put their lives on the line to help our communities.
With that in mind, I challenged our team to think of ways we could help protect the lives of officers as they help protect our communities. We rallied around one question: If social distancing is the best method in defeating this thing, what can we do for those who are out there every day on the front lines? The answer was found in how officers gather evidence, which is a daily occurrence that typically involves one-to-one interaction with people. As of today, in the interest of public health, Axon is providing global access to the full feature set of Axon Citizen, at no cost this year, to every agency that is not currently using the digital evidence platform.
Axon Citizen allows officers and dispatchers to send a link by email or text to anyone who has a digital file to share. This file is then immediately stored and ready for review and sharing on Axon Evidence (evidence.com), with zero in-person interaction needed.
Below you’ll find more information about these tools, plus a few helpful Q&A’s. We thank all first responders for your efforts during this critical time in history and are honored to partner with you.
P.S. I recently hosted a webinar with more information about this program. Check out the recording below.
About the offer
Any public safety or public health agency not already on our mobile platform who could benefit from using Axon Citizen for Officers and Axon Citizen for Communities during their response to the COVID-19 pandemic is eligible to receive free access to these tools. This includes law enforcement agencies, Fire/EMS, hospitals and other entities engaged in front-line efforts to reduce the spread of the virus. The offer is open both to Axon customers not already on the mobile platform and non-customers, and is available in any country where Axon currently does business.
For existing Axon customers with an Axon Evidence Basic or Pro license, you already have access to Axon Citizen for Officers. Setup instructions and video tutorials are available on our Citizen Resources page.
Agencies who have an Axon Evidence Lite license, or who are not current Axon customers, should complete the contact form on this page to sign up. From there, a member of the Axon team will be in touch to set up your access.