Private Security Use Of Less-Lethal Weapons
Limiting corporate risk and injury liability
Changing Private Security Requirements
Large companies have considerable private property interests around the globe. Most, if not all have or have contracted private security forces to defend those assets from a variety of threats including but not limited to simple trespassing by local populations or political activists, and large scale labor disruptions.
Many companies in the developing world have the benefit of private police forces that are properly trained in less-lethal compliance. Other companies that operate in regions where the rule of law is sometimes in question cannot depend on local police authorities that are undisciplined and adhere to a different set of rules of engagement.
Corporate Legal Liabilities
The energy, mining and other commodity industries have global operations that require a general level of security to protect their asset interests. Any use of lethal force defending those interests would have disastrous consequences for the company, both corporately and politically. This could jeopardize the relationship with the local government and population putting business operations at risk.
The energy, mining and other commodity industries have global operations that require a general level of security to protect their asset interests.
Use of force against the local population resulting in death or severe injury increases civil litigation risk against the company and possible criminal prosecution against directors and officers. These public relations media disasters often become international in the reality of today’s media environment.
Because of this environment, private security forces employed by or contracted by multinational corporations must be equipped with less-lethal weapon technology that minimizes the risks of death and serious long-term injury.
Security Devices International
SDI is a defense technology company specializing in the development, manufacturing and sale of next generation 40mm less lethal ammunition.
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