Protecting law enforcement personnel from accidental weapons discharge
While accidental weapons discharges in law enforcement facilities are rare, the incidents can be serious, sometimes resulting in serious injury or death. Weapons collected as evidence pose particular risk because officers might not be as familiar with the operation of evidentiary weapons as they are with weapons they were trained on.
While following proper evidence handling protocol goes a long way toward ensuring everyone’s safety at the crime scene and throughout the chain of custody, a major Arizona law enforcement agency wanted to take additional precautions. To help guard against accidental injury, the agency worked with their local Spacesaver representative and Spacesaver’s engineering team to design pass-through lockers with ballistic protection.