Less Lethal Force

Compliance tools provide officers with more options for controlling a situation without deadly force.

As technology has evolved, so too has the arsenal of weapons available to law enforcement. Firearms and batons have their place, but they aren’t always the most effective tool for a given situation. Having a less lethal option available means you can start at a lower level on the use-of-force continuum and possibly end a confrontation without resorting to lethal force. It’s a good option to have.

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Manufactured in Israel by ISPRA, the ProtectoJet Model 5 is a pepper ejector that can deploy OC, CS, or CN as a fog. Evaporated solution contains powerful floating-in-air particles that will affect a large group of aggressors within a few seconds from up to 60 yards in still air.

Every facility in the Colorado Department of Corrections uses the ProtectoJet Model 5, says Central Armorer Lt. Ben Perez. “They use it for cell extractions,” he says. “It keeps the officers safer. Once they can spray the OC into the cell, compliance is much easier.”

Before the ProtectoJet, Colorado corrections officers often didn’t use OC for extractions. Now they routinely use the Model 5 to resolve a variety of situations.

“Arkansas Valley recently had a disturbance in a chow hall, and they went in and gave a dose from the ISPRA and gained compliance,” says Perez. After 20 years successfully using the ProtectoJet Model 5, the CDOC plans to continue its use for many years to come.

With a controlled range of 20 yards and an average repeat capability of 15 one-second bursts, the ProtectoJet is also ideal for SWAT and tactical use. It can be used for hostage and barricade situations as well as patrol, anti-terror, riot, and crowd control applications.

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