Monday, September 29, 2014

OC Spray

With all the press we get from shooting and Tasers these days officers need to remember the other tools on their belt.  OC spray is an excellent tool.  Like others it does not work in every instance.  Some circumstances are not conducive to it's employment, but it is still useful.

A simple can of OC spray can be used by a single officer against a group of people.  Even if the suspects are armed with knives or guns, the OC spray can be used to degrade the ability of the attackers.

Certainly I don't encourage the use of OC against a suspect with a deadly weapons facing a single officer, but if five officers have guns drawn, perhaps one can employ OC spray and hose down the suspect?  Consider you entire tactical tool box, that's what the SGT Says.


Protect_and_Serve said...

Until we get Phasers with a "stun" setting, we will always need multiple options to deal with multiple threat levels. I know guys who don't carry OC because they carry a Taser. They are wrong.

Mike Creek said...

The Taser is a great tool. For dealing with one suspect at a time.