Does your department deploy less lethal munitions? Considering it? If so, you better read Aaron’s article on less lethal specialty impact munitions (SIMs).
Aaron covers all of the essential information regarding the use of SIMs including:
- ammunition identification,
- need for the use of dedicated launchers,
- safety procedures for non-dedicated launchers,
- less lethal deployment teams,
- reporting, and
- much more.
This article can serve as a starting point for your department’s development of a SIM program, or as a check on your current policies. There are definitely a few things I am bringing back to my own agency from it.
Keep training and stay safe!