From ECWs, to sprays, to impact munitions, these less-lethal devices provide options for gaining compliance from individuals and crowds.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference, which was held Oct. 22-26 in Chicago, appeared to focus on officer protection. View this photo gallery for 16 innovative products that caught the attention of POLICE Magazine's reporters. And read our feature, "IACP 2011 Highlights," for 12 more products. Photos by Mark W. Clark.
View our roundup of nine chemical agents and customizable launchers created for either indoor or outdoor use with inert training rounds or impact projectiles. Chemical agents include liquid or powder barricade penetrators, OC-Vapor grenades, aerosol projectors and pepper projectiles.
Today, police have a wide variety of tools and munitions for exerting less-lethal force on individuals at greater and greater distances. Extended range less-lethal impact weapons have been refined to the point that they are both accurate and extremely effective when deployed correctly.
There were law enforcement exhibits in the lobby, in the hallways, in the meeting rooms from one end of the rambling convention center to the other. And they had a lot of great products on display. Here's a look at our favorites from this year's SHOT.
Read on for a sampling of impact projectiles available for law enforcement.
Diversionary devices have had many names, not all of them popular. But that's mostly due to the public's misperception of what they are and how they are used.