The need to incorporate a Variety of Options into Less Lethal Programs

It has long been understood that there is a genuine need for law enforcement to adopt less lethal approaches to accomplishing its mission of keeping the public safe.  As early as 1990 the United Nations had adopted General Provisions which stated that “governments and law enforcement agencies should develop a range of means as broad […]

The Need for Less Lethal Training

According to the State of Policy in Law Enforcement 2018 Report, 80 percent of the 246 law enforcement professionals surveyed reported an increased need for training within their organization.[1]  This need for increased training comes at a time of intense public scrutiny of policing practices and widespread calls for reform in the way that officers […]

RCMP report suggests police use of less-lethal weapons is on the rise across Canada

Original Content:  Check News – Rebecca Lawrence The police use of less-lethal weapons is on the rise across Canada, according to a report from the RCMP. A less-lethal ARWEN weapon was used on Saturday by Victoria Police, who were apprehending a man who had allegedly just robbed a nearby pharmacy after telling the staff that he […]

Calgary police won’t be providing all<br>front-line officers with ARWEN launchers

Zach Laing Published: September 8, 2019 Updated:September 11, 2019 12:37 PM EDT Calgary police Sgt. Dan Fraser fires the ARWEN ACE-T launcher during a media demonstration on Thursday, June 28, 2018. The weapon, which fires plastic rounds, is part of a “Less Lethal” initiative by CPS.Jim Wells / Postmedia Despite calls to the contrary, the […]

Edmonton man killed in<br>confrontation with police

From the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team – Duane Rolheiser ASIRT investigates fatal EPS officer-involved shooting On Jan. 2, 2019, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting, where a 26-year-old man died during an encounter with members of the Edmonton Police Service (EPS). On the […]

Man sets himself on fire at McDonald’s in east<br>Vancouver, investigation launched

Tiffany Crawford B.C.’s police watchdog has been called in after a man set himself and a McDonald’s restaurant on fire as police tried to negotiate with him Thursday night. The Independent Investigations Office, which is called in when someone is injured while in contact with police officers, confirmed early Friday that staff had been sent […]

Halifax police upgrading weapons that<br>haven’t been deployed for 20 years

Halifax Regional Police issue tender for ARWEN 37 Mark III or approved alternative Brett Ruskin · CBC News · Posted: Aug 14, 2015 6:00 AM AT | Last Updated: August 16, 2015 Halifax Regional Police have issued a tender that includes ARWEN 37 Mark III Less-Lethal weapon system. (Police Ordnance Company Ltd) The Halifax Regional […]