Northeastern Division Officers Now Carry Life-Saving AED Devices

Police officers in the Northeastern division have a new addition to their patrol cars.

Automated External Defibrillators (AED) devices were delivered to patrol cars Wednesday morning by councilmember Mark Kersey, who authorized the funding for the devices for his district last year.

Many times, officers are the first ones on scene when someone is going through cardiac arrest, said Kersey, and every minute counts. The AED devices will help officers in situations where someone is having a heart attack and do not have the resources to help.

Police officers in the district patrol from Carmel Mountain to Scripps Ranch. They can use the devices starting Wednesday.

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