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NCJ Number: 149250 Find in a Library
Title: Oleoresin Capsicum Agent
Author(s): M Casas
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Irvine Police Dept
Irvine, CA 92714
Sale Source: Irvine Police Dept
17200 Jamboree Road
P.O. Box 19575
Irvine, CA 92714
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The goal of this course is to develop expertise in the use of and knowledge about oleoresin capsicum (OC) as a less than lethal force option that will increase a police officer's chance of neutralizing an aggressive situation before it occurs and decrease the chance of injury to the police officer, the suspect, and the public.
Abstract: After completing the course, police officers should have a working knowledge of OC's chemical composition, physiological and psychological effects of exposure to OC on both humans and animals, and tactics for spraying OC using the lateral step method. The course should also enable police officers to understand differences between OC spray patterns, distances, and durations; procedures for decontamination, medical treatment, and proper documentation; when to use OC instead of other force options; and legalities associated with the possession and use of OC by the public. The course contains information on OC research by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, OC products approved by the California Department of Justice, a comparison of injuries to police officers and suspects according to weapon type, OC use in California, and California Penal Code provisions related to tear gas use. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): California; Chemical irritants; Course materials; Police equipment; Police training
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