Firearms Inventory and Tracking
When firearms belonging to law enforcement personnel are lost or stolen, the department or agency to which that weapon belongs is placed in a terrible predicament. In addition to the financial loss that occurs when a firearm is lost or stolen, law enforcement departments or agencies find themselves at risk of facing legal action if the lost or stolen firearm is subsequently used in the commission of a crime.
Ballistics | The Science of Firearms
While it is not necessary for every law enforcement officer to be an expert in the study of ballistics, every law enforcement officer must have basic training and knowledge with regard to the safe handling, transportation, and storage of firearms and ammunition.
Firearms in the evidence room
Firearms can be one of the most difficult types of evidence you’ll ever have to handle as an evidence technician. Not only are there obvious safety concerns, but they can also be ridiculously difficult to dispose of when the time comes. Because each state, and indeed, each agency, has its own laws, policies, and procedures […]
How to handle firearms, fireworks, explosives, and sharp items in the evidence room?
Like Drugs and Currency, evidence rooms receive various types of firearms, fireworks, explosives, and sharp items every day. In this article, we discuss a list of steps and recommendations on how to handle firearms, fireworks, explosives, and sharp items. Different law enforcement agencies might have different rules and procedures to handle firearms and that’s why […]