Enforcer (battering ram)


Enforcer (battering ram)

Enforcer is the term given to a specially designed manual battering ram, which is currently being used by British Police forces, to aid them in gaining entry to premises.cite book |title= Armed Police, The Police Use of Firearms since 1945 |last=Waldren |first=Michael J. |authorlink= |coauthors= |year= 2007 |publisher= Sutton |location= England |isbn= 0750946377 |pages= 224]

Construction

The Enforcer is of a steel tubular construction with a steel pad at the "impact end" so that it can absorb such impact,cite book |title= Armed Police, The Police Use of Firearms since 1945 |last=Waldren |first=Michael J. |authorlink= |coauthors= |year= 2007 |publisher= Sutton |location= England |isbn= 0750946377 |pages= 224] it has a handle at the opposite end angled so that the user can swing accuratly without actually applying their own pressure more than necessary.cite book |title= Armed Police, The Police Use of Firearms since 1945 |last=Waldren |first=Michael J. |authorlink= |coauthors= |year= 2007 |publisher= Sutton |location= England |isbn= 0750946377 |pages= 224] Along with a handle in the middle of the tube aiding the user in handling.cite book |title= Armed Police, The Police Use of Firearms since 1945 |last=Waldren |first=Michael J. |authorlink= |coauthors= |year= 2007 |publisher= Sutton |location= England |isbn= 0750946377 |pages= 224] It can also apply three tonnes of Kinetic energy to the door locks, the Enforcer is 58cm long and weighs 16kg.cite book |title= Armed Police, The Police Use of Firearms since 1945 |last=Waldren |first=Michael J. |authorlink= |coauthors= |year= 2007 |publisher= Sutton |location= England |isbn= 0750946377 |pages= 224]

Police use

In most forces in Britain, the enforcer can only be used when authorised by a senior officer in charge of a search.cite book |title= Armed Police, The Police Use of Firearms since 1945 |last=Waldren |first=Michael J. |authorlink= |coauthors= |year= 2007 |publisher= Sutton |location= England |isbn= 0750946377 |pages= 224] In London the Metropolitan Police Services' Armed Response Vehicles carry them, within most forces an officer can only use such a tool once they have attended a course receiving training in the safe handling, and use.cite book |title= Armed Police, The Police Use of Firearms since 1945 |last=Waldren |first=Michael J. |authorlink= |coauthors= |year= 2007 |publisher= Sutton |location= England |isbn= 0750946377 |pages= 224] Also, most forces maintain that the user wears gloves to minimise shock of the energy created when struck with a door.cite book |title= Armed Police, The Police Use of Firearms since 1945 |last=Waldren |first=Michael J. |authorlink= |coauthors= |year= 2007 |publisher= Sutton |location= England |isbn= 0750946377 |pages= 224]

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Door breaching — Reproduction medieval battering ram at Château des Baux, France Door breaching is a process used by military, police, or emergency services to force open closed and/or locked doors. A wide range of methods are available, one or more of which may… …   Wikipedia

  • Armed Response Vehicle — Armed Response Vehicles (ARVs) is a type of Police vehicle deployed and crewed by the Force Firearms Units of all British Police, Territorial forces. Including London s Metropolitan Police Services CO19 that respond to armed criminal activity, an …   Wikipedia

  • List of Masters of the Universe characters — The following is a list of the numerous characters within the Masters of the Universe animated series, film, toy lines, and spin offs. Contents 1 Heroic Warriors 1.1 Original characters 1.1.1 He Man/Prince Adam 1 …   Wikipedia

  • Masters of the Universe — For the live action movie, see Masters of the Universe (film). For other uses, see Masters of the Universe (disambiguation). Masters of the Universe Publication information First appearance 1982[1] …   Wikipedia

  • List of Toy Story characters — This is a list of characters from the Toy Story trilogy which consists of the animated films Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and Toy Story 3. Contents 1 Andy s toys 1.1 Woody 1.2 Buzz Lightyear …   Wikipedia

  • Andy Bernard — For the economist, see Andrew Bernard. Andy Bernard Ed Helms as Andy Bernard First appearance Gay Witch Hunt Created by …   Wikipedia

  • Kris Dielman — Infobox NFLactive |caption= currentteam=San Diego Chargers currentnumber=68 currentpositionplain=Left guard birthdate=birth date and age|1981|2|3 birthplace=Goshen, Indiana heightft=6 heightin=4 weight=310 debutyear=2003 debutteam=San Diego… …   Wikipedia

  • Vladimir Kozlov — This article is about the former WWE wrestler. For the Soviet Union international footballer, see Vladimir Kozlov (footballer). Vladimir Kozlov Ring name(s) Alexander Kozlov …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.