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Less-Lethal Options

Less-Lethal Options

These tools provide officers more flexibility in how to respond to non-deadly threats.

April 4, 2018

Less-Lethal Tools

Less-Lethal Tools

These options provide officers with many ways to respond with less-lethal force.

November 6, 2017

Less-Lethal Tools

Less-Lethal Tools

These devices provide a means of incapacitating subjects without using lethal force.

September 30, 2015

Bruise Not Break

Bruise Not Break

Like all Brite-Strike products, the Flexaton BIL contains a strobing flashlight that can be used to distract and disorient a suspect. This is a safety feature that can provide an officer with enough time to get the upper hand in a confrontation.

March 7, 2011

A Punch of Pepper

A Punch of Pepper

Less-lethal weapons containing capsaicin can give you the edge you need to end a confrontation without loss of life.

April 22, 2010

Not Going for the Kill

Not Going for the Kill

A SWAT team is called out to a barricade situation. A man holed up in his house claims to have a hostage, and negotiators are getting nowhere as the subject refuses to surrender. Now tactical teams can employ multiple less-lethal options to help end such a situation at different points throughout an incident without employing lethal force.

March 31, 2010

Less Lethal Force

Less Lethal Force

As technology has evolved, so too has the arsenal of weapons available to law enforcement. Firearms and batons have their place, but they aren't always the most effective tool for a given situation. Having a less-lethal option means you can possibly end a confrontation without lethal force.

September 18, 2009

Significant Impact

Significant Impact

Read on for a sampling of impact projectiles available for law enforcement.

July 1, 2008

The State of American Law Enforcement - A Love-Hate Relationship

The State of American Law Enforcement - A Love-Hate Relationship

"My brother told me, 'If you want everyone to love you, join the fire department. If you want half the people to love you but half the people to hate you, go ahead and be on the police department.'" — Officer Michael Pecha, Omaha (Neb.) Police Department.

April 1, 2008

Surprise, Shock, and Speed

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.

March 1, 2007

Training Aids

Training Aids

The proper equipment can make your training safer and more effective.

January 1, 2006

How to...Start a K-9 Unit

How to...Start a K-9 Unit

Initiating your agency’s first K-9 unit is a daunting task. If you’re willing to accept this challenge, then the first thing you need is the support of your department.

February 1, 2003