Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $254,006)
This project will provide the National Institute of Justice an independent view of the deployment concepts and potential technologies associated with the use of calming agents in a law enforcement operational setting. This project is designed to develop a new tool and technology for use by local law enforcement agencies.
This research will examine the feasibility of employment of such a capability in a number of operational settings (concepts of operation), review the existing technological state of calmative agents and identify and discuss possible delivery options (technical assessment) appropriate for those operational settings. This project will result in a final report that clearly articulates the operational requirement and provides a focus for future research and development.