Rather than providing merely an overview of chemical agents, this book serves as an in-depth analysis concerning how to effectively and safely use chemical agents in law enforcement operations. The scope of the text is ambitious and logical in format. First, a brief history of chemical agent deployment is presented in order to substantiate the past, present, and future use of such agents. Second, chemical agent exposure and reaction information is discussed in order to evaluate the strong and weak points, dangers, capabilities, and flexibility of this law enforcement tool. Third, a myriad of chemical agent choices, including delivery, deployment, and operational considerations, are presented in order to demonstrate the almost limitless application possibilities officers have when using these devices to control and solve real-world situations. Fourth, information concerning the probable future terrorist use of chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction and law enforcementıs first response is included. Finally, familiarization and training information is also presented in order to stress the importance of learning capabilities, weaknesses, and strengths of chemical agent devices and associated equipment. The ultimate purpose of this timely book is to pass on information that may heighten the ability of an officer to effectively operate in a variety of environments and to survive dangerous encounters.
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