Pepper foam is likely to replace CS gas spray for use by police officers to subdue violent suspects after tests showed that it was safer and more effective.Monday, 6 October, 1997, 12:00am
Pepper foam is likely to replace CS gas spray for use by police officers to subdue violent suspects after tests showed that it was safer and more effective.
The foam is among equipment tested by the force, which is also studying a new type of foldable handcuffs and scene-of-crime tents which would help to preserve evidence.6 Oct 1997 - 12:00am
Police management is reviewing the effectiveness of CS gas sprays which are distributed to women officers but have been used only once in a year.
The sprays were introduced for women officers who, unlike their male counterparts, do not carry batons.10 Sep 1996 - 12:00am
WOMEN police officers on the beat have been armed with CS gas sprays to subdue violent suspects, it was revealed yesterday.
The move is part of a continuing drive to improve the role of women within the force.
Unlike their male colleagues, women officers are not allowed to carry batons, which has left them vulnerable in volatile situations.12 Sep 1995 - 12:00am
BY any normal standard, the firing of 250 rounds of tear-gas and the deployment of some 1,250 heavily armed police and Correctional Services Department (CSD) personnel to shift a group of peaceful demonstrators barricaded into one section of a well-guarded detention centre amounts to an excessive use of force.8 Apr 1994 - 12:00am