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NON-LETHAL WEAPONS USE IN PRIVATE SECURITY. Aleksandar Pašagić General Security d.o.o., Zagreb, CROATIA, [email protected] generalsecurity.hr. 4 th International Conference Ergonomics 2010. Operating environment. Types of operating environment for a security officer :

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non lethal weapons use in private security

NON-LETHAL WEAPONS USE IN PRIVATE SECURITY

Aleksandar Pašagić

General Security d.o.o., Zagreb, CROATIA, [email protected]

4th International Conference

Ergonomics2010

operating environment
Operatingenvironment

Types of operatingenvironment for a securityofficer:

lowthreathighthreat

Availableoptionsvaryaccording to the demands of the environment

use of force continuum
Use of forcecontinuum

1) securityofficer’s presence

2) verbalcommands

3) hands on/physicalrestrainttechniques(including the use of a batonwhereapplicable)

4) OC spray/EMI device(whereapplicable)

5) firearm(whereapplicable)

Options are always a compromisebetweeneffectiveness and liability

Number of incidentscorresponds to the inverse use of forcecontinuum

Escalatingforceimpliesincreasedliability

public image important issue for private security companies
Public image – importantissue for privatesecuritycompanies

Objectives:

  • project a civilized image
  • distance the companyfromexcessivelyaggressive image
  • avoidnegative publicityassociatedwithviolence
public image important issue for private security companies1
Public image – importantissue for privatesecuritycompanies

Objectivesachievedthroughreductionin use of force

non lethal weapons
Non-lethalWeapons

Compromisebetweeneffectiveness and minimal use of force: Non-LethalWeapons

Definition:

“… weapons … explicitlydesigned and primarilyemployed … to incapacitatepersonnel or materiel, whileminimizingfatalities, permanentinjury to personnel, and undesireddamage to property and the environment”

- United States Department of DefensePolicyDirective 3000.3, Policy for Non-LethalWeapons, July 9, 1996

Alternative terminology – Less-LethalWeapons

nlw classes currently available to private security companies
NLW classescurrentlyavailable to privatesecuritycompanies:

Impactweapons

Chemical complianceweapons

Electricalcomplianceweapons

impact weapons
Impactweapons

Advantages:

- effective

- cheap

- simple to use

impact weapons1
Impactweapons

Disadvantages:

- lackof damage

control

- associated

negative image

- noteverywhere

legal

chemical compliance weapons
Chemical complianceweapons

Advantages:

- relativelycheap

- perceived as non-threatening

- goodsafetyrecord

- simple to use

chemical compliance weapons1
Chemical complianceweapons

Disadvantages:

- perceived as non-threatening

- inconsistentresults

- limitedin close quartersapplications

electrical compliance weapons
Electricalcomplianceweapons

Advantages:

- consistentresults

- no lastingharm

Disadvantages:

- highcost

- escalation of force problem

Generallyconsidered the future of NLWs

effects of eid
Effects of EID

Severityscale

0 – No observedadverselevel

1 – Effectsnotnormallyrequiring medical treatment for fullrecovery (incl. intendedeffect)

2 – Effectsrequiring medical treatment, but are not life threatening nor poserisk of disabilityafterrecovery

3 – Life-threateningeffects, lethality, significantrisk of disabilityafterrecovery

Severityscalecanbeusedto assess the efectiveness of a NLW system

major areas of concern with eid
Major areas of concernwithEID

1. Ocularinjury

2. Seizure

3. Ventricularfibrillation

4. Fallinjuries

Potential for unintentional

discharge

escalation of force problem
Escalation of forceproblem

Perceivednon-lethalityleading to more frequent use of NLW

Increasedprobability of inappropriateapplication

Reducedsense of responsibility

conclusion
Conclusion

NLW are a useful set of tools to bridge the gap betweenunarmedresponse and lethalforce

NLW positively influence the public image of privatesecuritycompanycompared to firearms or impactweapons

but

Securityofficereducationin use of NLWscrucial

Education on context of use, notonlytechniques

Inappropriate use of NLWsleads to negative public image and potential legal claims

thank you for your time
Thankyou for yourtime

Aleksandar Pašagić

[email protected]

www.generalsecurity.hr

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