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By the Numbers

January 1, 2006

The police in my area made national news when a local dog owner and repeat offender of the leash law tricked them into issuing a citation for a $50 fine to his dog. The dog owner made a mockery of the situation by requesting a hearing on behalf of the dog, and reporters found that very amusing.

In Search of the Star Trek Phaser

March 1, 2005

When it comes to capturing, subduing, and arresting bad guys, law enforcement currently has four types of less-lethal and less-than-lethal tools: physical restraint such as handcuffs and Ripp Hobble restraints, chemical weapons such as oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray, electrical shock devices such as Tasers, and impact tools such as batons and Asps.

TASER: Navigating the Learning Curve

February 1, 2005

Editor’s Note: On Nov. 30, 2003, three officers of the Cincinnati Police Department were called to the parking lot of one of the city’s many White Castle restaurants. There they found an immense 41-year-old man named Nathaniel Jones who was scaring the restaurant’s employees with his bizarre behavior.

How Tasers Are Used by the Cincinnati PD

February 1, 2005

When the Cincinnati Police Department decided to equip all of its patrol officers with X26 Tasers, department brass had to establish policy for use of the conductive weapons. After studying the research assembled by Specialist John Rose, Chief Thomas Streicher Jr. decided that the Cincinnati PD would place Tasers right after verbal commands in the department’s force continuum.

Pepper Gel

January 1, 2005
Less-lethal OC weapons are now available in a gel form from Mace Security International. Take Down 10-percent pepper gel is a nontoxic, nonflammable, water-soluble gel that contains 1.4 percent capsaicinoids concentration and has more range than Mace stream products.

OC Spray Flashlight

October 1, 2004
Now in use by the U.S. Air Force, Tigerlight is a flashlight that can also be used to deploy pepper spray. With Tigerlight, an officer has immediate access to pepper spray while a suspect only sees a flashlight. This combination tool also leaves an officer’s other hand free to grab his gun if necessary.

Duty Belt Deconstruction

March 1, 2004

While some safety measures may seem insignificant now, they might actually save your life someday. Start by looking at your duty belt. Did you configure the items on it because they work best that way for you, or because everyone else does it that way?

Hot Shots

October 1, 2003

OC has come a long way since it first arrived on the law enforcement market about a decade ago. Today, there are a wide variety of formulas, sizes, and systems that are common to the law enforcement market. And manufacturers keep working to develop improved versions.

Re-Charged: Taser's X26

June 1, 2003

Taser International's new X26 is a much smaller Taser that’s even more effective than its larger predecessor, the M26.

Countering Canine Attacks

March 1, 2003

You have no choice. You draw your service weapon and fire three rounds into the dog. Two find their mark in its chest cavity, while the third rips through one of its front legs. It takes a few more paces, collapses, and dies.

Cap Stun Training Program

November 1, 2002
Zarc International's Cap Stun pepper spray training kit includes one holster, three inert training sprays, a video, an audio CD, a training manual, paper targets, and an examination sheet. Follow the simple video, audio, and print instructions, practice the training drills, and send your completed exam back to the company for your certification. You must score 100 percent on the test to become certified.

Flash-Bang

October 1, 2002
New Flash-Bang stun devices from Law Enforcement Technologies create a safer, less violent explosion than traditional devices. Instead of igniting, the aluminum powder particles in the grenade are propelled outward in a cloud when exposed to oxygen in the air. This approach lowers the pressure in the immediate area of the explosion, making injuries less likely and decreasing the risk of accidental fires. The devices are also reusable.

FN 303 Less Lethal Launcher

July 1, 2002
Lightweight and easy to use, the FN 303 launcher from FNH USA is a semi-automatic, portable compressed-air-powered response system that is well suited for any less-lethal scenario. The FN 303's advanced design technology enables it to launch .68 caliber, 8.5-gram projectiles combined with a variety of mission-specific payloads with repeatable accuracy.

Electrical Storm: Taser

June 1, 2002

The week before Christmas tragedy befell 27-year-old Marvin Hendrix of Hamilton, Ohio. That morning he was at his girlfriend’s residence when he started vomiting blood. She called 911 and paramedics arrived to find Hendrix combative and violent. They summoned the police.

TREXPO Seminars Offer Valuable Info for Tactical Officers

May 1, 2002

Often the classroom sessions are the dullest part of any professional show. But TREXPO West flipped that assumption on its ear. At the March exposition and conference, the conference portion of the proceedings was dynamic and powerful and many attendees walked away with valuable information that could save officer and civilian lives.

Less-Lethal: Bean-Bag Rounds

March 1, 2002

Whether it's special operations, riot control, or a first-responder mission, less-lethal force options have played a vital role in securing a safer environment for conducting high-risk police operations.

M26 TASER: Hand-Held Lightning?

September 1, 2001

TASER is once again a "hot topic" in resistance control circles. The newest version of this 35-year-old technology is the M26 Advanced TASER and it offers a number of improvements over earlier devices.

Use of “Less Lethal”: A Case History

August 1, 2000

In the early morning hours of Oct. 14, 1998 a call was received at Placer Co. Sheriff's dispatch regarding a report of a suspect armed with a knife and standing in the street behind a four-plex apartment in a high-density population area.  The situation would be quickly ended without the loss of life, but it could easily have been otherwise.

Slowing the Speeding Bullet

April 1, 2000
The rifle is fitted with an electronic firing mechanism and guided by a laser range finder, while the speed of the bullet is varied according to the amount of aluminum-based gunpowder that is fed to the cartridge.

Police Service Dogs: The Unheralded Training Tool

January 1, 2000

Police officers are asked to make split-second life-or-death decisions.  We have to decide in a blink of an eye if we are going to shoot.  Then over the next several years everyone will dissect, analyze and scrutinize our actions.

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