Law Enforcement Applications

Law Enforcement Applications

In the law enforcement market both federal (FBI, INS) and local (police and sheriff's departments) the customer opportunity might shifts from maintaining guns to recording and tracking the exact use of a firearm.

The level of firearm training is important for various special units within a police force.

Units such as SWAT teams need to keep track of the training level of all team members to maintain a high level of operational readiness. The total number of rounds fired by a police officer could easily be tracked in order to flag individuals for training time on a firearms range. The device for this application would simply count the total number of rounds fired, and can also collect some statistical data on the timing of shot events.

In 2000 there were about 800,000 full-time sworn law enforcement officers in the US authorized to carry firearms and make arrests1. The majority of these (over 700,000) are employed in state and local agencies. Federal agencies that each employ more than 10,000 officers include the INS, the Bureau of Prisons, the FBI and US Customs.