Police Officer Performance Using Tactical Batons Of Various Weight

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Publication: Elsevier | Applied Ergonomics 75 (2019) 178-183

GTD Scientific published a study to compare the effectiveness of Police expandable batons of different weight. The purpose of the study was to understand what factors are important when choosing a baton for active duty i.e. Is bigger better? Eleven active-duty NYPD Officers participated in the study that comprised of both a static and dynamic strike test of objective performance measurements followed by a detailed questionnaire on the Officers subjective perception of the batons performance. Some unexpected results were found. Learn these results and the conclusions of the study by reading the full publication.

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