Publications and Reports (INLDT, ILEF, WPSTC)

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Author Report Editor: Colonel Andrew F. Mazzara USMC (Ret) Technical Writer: Thomas C. Linn
Published April, 2013
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Report on the Ninth ILEF Minimal Force Options and Less-Lethal Technologies
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CoverThis report summarizes the proceedings and recommendations for "Protecting the public, protecting the protector: Working to minimize risks to our citizens while ensuring officer safety in a constrained fiscal environment," from the ninth Law Enforcement Forum workshop conducted at Pennsylvania State University, 16-18 April 2013.
 

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Author Colonel Andrew F. Mazzara USMC (Ret)
Published April 2013
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8th ILEF Workshop Report
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Report of the 8th ILEF Workshop conducted in New Westminster, Canada and hosted by the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).  

 


 
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Author Colonel Andrew F. Mazzara USMC (Ret) Colin Burrows QPM, Director CICS ltd. Rtd. Former A/Assistant Chief Constable PSNI Lieutenant Colonel Edward M. Hughes (U.S. Army Retired)
Published 2009
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Policing Major Public Events
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Participation in this forum, as in previous years, was by invitation and assembled internationally recognized subject matter experts, chiefly practitioners from law enforcement, together with technical and medical experts and those with specific interest in policy development primarily from the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.

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Author LTC Edward Hughes
Published 2007/01/29
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Attrubute Based Evaluation II (ABE-2) of Less-Lethal Impact Munitions
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This report, co-authored by the Pennsylvania State University's (Penn State) Institute for Non-Lethal Defense Technologies (INLDT) and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD), contains an evaluation of off-the-shelf less-lethal munitions, and provides law enforcement officials with a comparative basis for selecting munitions best suited for their requirements. The evaluation was conducted at the Pennsylvania State University's main campus in State College and the National Firearms and Tactical Training Unit (NFTTU) in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Various manufacturers donated the less-lethal munitions.

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Author LTC Edward L. Hughes (USA-Ret)
Published 2006/04/01
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Report on the Fifth International Law Enforcement Forum on Minimal Force Options
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This year's Forum in Fairfax brought together persons involved in the development, use and monitoring of less-lethal technologies and included representatives from the United Kingdom (UK), the United States (US), Canada, New Zealand and Sweden. Delegates examined best practices in controlling aggressive individuals, maintaining public order, conducted energy devices and less-lethal applications and emerging issues in counter-terrorism.

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Author LTC Edward L. Hughes (USA ret)
Published 2005/12/01
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Report of the Fourth International Law Enforcement Forum for Minimal Force Options and Less-Lethal Technologies
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This year it was significant that the Forum was hosted by a police organization of international repute "The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)" which underscored the international law enforcement focus of ILEF. The 2005 Forum included a day dedicated to discussion with less-lethal manufacturers and distributors. Key issues included identifying operational requirements and capability gaps, the development and establishment of testing and training standards for less-lethal technologies, and working to achieve those ends.

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Author E. Hughes
Published 2005/08/26
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Less-Lethal Operational Scenarios for Law Enforcement
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This effort brought together a select group of law enforcement expert practitioners to discuss and develop operational scenarios for less-lethal devices. The intent was to develop these scenarios in a form consistent with the previously discussed NATO SAS-035 Study, but focused on US law enforcement operational needs.

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Author Report Editor Lieutenant Colonel Ed Hughes, U.S. Army-Retired
Published 2004/04/15
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Report of the Third International Law Enforcement Forum on Minimal Force Options
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The first two meetings of the International Law Enforcement Forum (ILEF) on Minimal Force Options held at The Pennsylvania State University in April 2001 and October 2002 were extremely successful in focusing on less-lethal and minimal force concepts, technologies, and deployment at the expert practitioner level.

The Police Scientific Development Branch of the United Kingdom's Home Office generously hosted this year's International Forum which focused on moving forward with the development of accepted international standards for development, testing, and training.

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Author N. C. Nicholas, Ph.D.J. R. Welsch
Published 2004/02/18
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Ballistic Gellatin Report
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This is a reference document for ballistic gelatin. It includes a summary discussion of ballistic gelatin?s properties and utility, samples of test firings into ballistic gelatin, a set of procedures for preparing ballistic gelatin, and an extensive set of references on ballistic gelatin.

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Author Dr. John M. Kenny, Capt. Sid Heal, and Capt. Mike Grossman
Published 2003/02/15
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The Attribute-Based Evaluation (ABE) of Less-Than-Lethal, Extended-Range, Impact Munitions
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When local police and military departments consider the procurement of less-than-lethal, extended-range impact munitions, there are only the manufacturer?s specifications and performance characteristics upon which to base a "buy or not buy" decision. This report, co-authored by the Los Angeles Sheriff?s Department (LASD) and Penn State University's Applied Research Laboratory (ARL), is a preliminary evaluation of off-the-shelf less-than-lethal munitions that will allow law enforcement officials a comparative basis for?

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Author LtCol Edward L. Hughes (USA-Ret), Col Andrew F. Mazzara (USMC-Ret), Mr. Colin Burrows, Dr. John Leathers
Published 2003/01/01
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Report on the Second International Law Enforcement Forum ? Minimal Force Options
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Increased interaction between the police and friendly, neutral, or hostile individuals or crowds has become a feature of the contemporary urban landscape. This is likely to remain the case for the foreseeable future. Minimal force options expand the number of choices available to law enforcement confronting situations in which the use of deadly force is considered inappropriate...
 
Author Col Andrew F. Mazzara (USMC-Ret), Mr. Victor Fishman, Mr. Dave Witmer, Mr. Ed Crow
Published 2002/03/15
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Needs and Technologies for Improving the Capability of First Responders in Homeland Defense and Emergency Crisis
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This report summarizes identified needs and technologies for improving first responder capability in homeland defense and emergency crisis. The needs and technologies identified were the result of a technology roundtable conducted with experts from the emergency response system within a cross-section of Commonwealth agencies. The roundtable participants were identified by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). The roundtable was conducted by The Applied Research Laboratory?s Institute for Emerging Defense Technologies?
 
Author Dr. John M. Kenny, Dr. Clark McPhail, Dr. Peter Waddington, Lt. Sid Heal, Maj. Steve Ijames, Dr. Donald N. Farrer, Dr. Jim Taylor, Capt. Dick Odenthal
Published 2001/01/01
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Crowd Behavior, Crowd Control, and the Use of Non-Lethal Weapons
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The Human Effects Advisory Panel convened from 12-14 September 2000. Its purpose was to assess crowd behavior and the potential for crowd control. This is a leading core capability sought by the Joint Non-lethal Weapons Program. The need to thoroughly examine crowd behavior grew out of the Panel's previous assessments of non-lethal weapons, which are being designed for crowd control...

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Author Dr. Joan M. Lakoski, Dr. W. Bosseau Murray, and Dr. John M. Kenny
Published 2000/10/03
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The Advantages and Limitations of Calmatives for Use as a Non-Lethal Technique
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This literature search was prepared with the view that the pursuit of minimal force options and the debate surrounding them should be conducted on the basis of existing facts from scientific literature. The purpose of this study was to assess the potential use of calmatives as non-lethal techniques?
 
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