Firearms and the use of force

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IOGP Report 320

Learn about the types of issue to consider where the arming of employees or security contractors is deemed necessary.

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IOGP Report 320

Learn about the types of issue to consider where the arming of employees or security contractors is deemed necessary.

Companies should try to avoid the need for employees or security contractors to be armed but there are situations where firearms are appropriate and may be required by the host government. In such circumstances it is important that clear instructions are given on how firearms and force should be used.

This revised report is issued by IOGP for information purposes only – Members may refer to it and use it as they see fit. The guidance in this report might or might not be feasible, or even advisable, depending upon a particular environment or situation in which the Member operates.

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Theme

Publication Date

2016

Report Number

320

Topic

Risk assessment

Document type

Report