Six months ago, we launched our moonshot goal to cut gun-related deaths between police and the public by 50% in the next 10 years. Since then, we’ve received encouraging support for the goal, as well as questions about how we’ll achieve it. But whether we’re talking to a member of law enforcement familiar with our products and mission, or a community member less knowledgeable about Axon’s technology, almost everyone can agree that this is a problem worth solving.
In 2022 alone, 62 officers and 1,096 civilians lost their lives in gun-related incidents between police and the public, according to leading sources*.This number has risen steadily and tragically for several years, representing devastating losses to families, communities and the United States as a whole.
In a new mini-documentary, we give context for why we feel compelled to pursue our moonshot and who we’re convening to help us achieve it.
“Police officers lose their lives, and community members lose their lives. How do we prevent both from happening?” asks U. Renee Hall, Ret. Chief of Dallas Police Department in the video.