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  • What is less-lethal technology?
    Less-lethal technology devices serve to minimize the risk of death and injury to public safety offic... Read More
    Last Updated: December 30, 2013

  • How many deaths have occurred as a result of law enforcement's use of pepper spray?
    A study of deaths from the use of oleoresin capsicum ("pepper spray") was conducted with grant money... Read More
    Last Updated: October 7, 2011

  • How can I obtain a copy of Violent Encounters: Felonious Assaults on America's Law Enforcement Officers?
    You can obtain a copy of Violent Encounters: Felonious Assaults on America's Law Enforcement Officers... Read More
    Last Updated: October 15, 2010

  • Have studies been conducted on the use of pepper spray by law enforcement?
    Evaluations on the use of pepper spray by law enforcement are available in the following National In... Read More
    Last Updated: October 7, 2011

  • Are reports available on the effects of taser use by law enforcement?
    Evaluations on the use of tasers and other conducted energy devices (CEDs) by law enforcement are av... Read More
    Last Updated: March 28, 2013

  • Where can I find police use of force statistics?
    Police use of force statistics can be found in the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) publications, ... Read More
    Last Updated: June 21, 2013

  • Where can I locate policies and procedures relating to shooting at moving vehicles?
    Law enforcement policies regarding shooting at moving vehicles can be obtained from the Internationa... Read More
    Last Updated: June 21, 2013

  • Can I order the Take AIM brochure?
    The Take AIM (Awareness, Image, Mind-set) brochure was jointly developed by the Bureau of Justice As... Read More
    Last Updated: November 6, 2012

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