For most deployments, hold the CEW level. Do not tilt the CEW unless it is necessary to do so to align the CEW with the target.
All TASER CEW deployments should be in accordance with current TASER training and warnings, and department training, policies, and procedures.
Normally, aim the LASER at the preferred target areas of the body, which are the lower center-mass (below the chest) and legs when the subject is facing you, or the subject’s back if the subject is turned away from you.
When possible, avoid intentionally targeting the CEW on sensitive areas of the body such as the head, throat, chest/breast, or known pre-existing injury areas without legal justification.
The top probe impacts the target near the LASER beam; however, the probe impact distance from the LASER will vary depending on the distance between the CEW and the target, type of cartridge, etc. At 15' (4.6 m), the LASER’s position corresponds to the trajectory of a 25' (7.6 m) cartridge’s top probe at the same range.
The bottom probe impacts at an 8-degree angle from the top probe. This results in a spread of approximately 1' (0.3 m) for every 7' (2.1 m) of distance from the CEW. Greater probe spread increases effectiveness.