Notes for Guidance on Police Use of Attenuating Energy Projectile - AEP

Managing conflict and responding to violence are core police functions. Police response is underpinned by Human Rights and in particular the obligation under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, to uphold the right to life. 1.2 This guidance is intended to inform the storage, carriage and use of the approved 37mm soft nosed impact projectile designated the L60A1. This is an Attenuating Energy Projectile (hereafter referred as the AEP) and is intended for use as a less lethal kinetic energy device. Operational use of the AEP will be limited within UK Police Services to authorised officers who have been specifically trained in the use of the system.


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