Less Lethal Concepts' Pepper Pak 50 is designed to deliver chemical agents at up to 85 feet, protecting officers and reducing the need for deadly force.
While a TASER may be a better option at times, pepper spray can be a practical choice. The key is to know when the use of pepper spray is appropriate and will be effective.
A tactical law enforcement trade show like TREXPO East tends to attract some fairly innovative tools. Walking the aisles, you could see the latest tactical vehicles, weapons, communications, and apparel. Here's a quick look at some of the things that caught our attention.
TASER International, Inc. announced
today that the long-awaited self-contained wireless TASER eXtended
Range Electronic Projectile (XREP) shotgun rounds are now available.
Together with O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc. the company also announced
the commercial launch of the TASER X12 Less-Lethal Shotgun (LLS) by
Authorities shot a man with a bean bag gun as he allegedly held his family hostage early Wednesday morning.
Perhaps nowhere in contemporary American society does the question of the right tool for the right job come into play more often than in matters of police use of force.
During an arrest, a handcuffed, subdued suspect is in the safest condition for both the officer and the suspect. To gain control, officers should learn the OSC (Overcome, Stabilize, Cuff) strategy.