New holsters for the police in place

PoliceOslo.Police.Photo: Erlend Aas / NTB scanpix

The police have got new holsters that will make it impossible to fire their service weapon when it’s  partly or completely in the holster.

According to Police Forum  the new holster will also make stealing police guns harder .
– The holster has been designed with an additional locking mechanism and adapted to new equipment. This makes it impossible to pull the trigger in a locked holster,  Superintendent Kai-Inge Larsen Schaathun the operative section at the Police Academy said.
During the period when the police were temporarily armed, it emerged that it was possible to get a finger into the holster and pull the trigger while the weapon was attached to the holster. This was revealed by several accidental shots and a number of episodes where people had tried to take away the weapons from the police.
The police carried loaded firearms with live cartridges from the fall of 2014 until February this year because of the heightened terror risk.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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