WEAPON MONITORING: WESTERN CANADA RCMP
Helping the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) store and monitor weapons in Western Canada.View PDF Version
An RCMP detachment in Western Canada had a unique request for weapon storage – open storage with tracking abilities. They needed to store a number of carbines, shotguns and sidearms. The armourer worked with our storage specialist to design a tracking system that worked for the detachment. This all had to fit into an oddly-shaped room.
THE STORAGE REQUIREMENTS
The RCMP team required an open weapon storage system that had tracking capabilities. The Inventory Manager wanted to know who was in possession of which weapon that day. They needed the system to work for long guns and sidearms.
The awkward, 5-sided room needed to securely store 48 C8 patrol carbines, 48 R870 shotguns, 4 9mm pistols and 48 X26 TASER Devices.
DASCO'S STORAGE SOLUTION
Our storage specialist recommended a combination of our Expandable Weapon Racks and 4-Compartment Sidearm Towers.
Dasco provided the RCMP with a rendition of 5 columns of expandable racks and 6 columns of sidearm towers. With our enhanced 3D software, we were able to go from concept to installing a finished product that met the detachment’s exact needs in a short time.
The Expandable Weapon Racks included 2 levels of storage so that C8 patrol carbines could be stored on the top and the R870 shotguns along the bottom. To add security and trackability, we suggested using pad-lockable barrel saddles. This allows the Inventory Manager to tag and number each key with a corresponding weapon. To access the gun, the officer needs to get the key from the manager and unlock the secure barrel saddle.
The pad-lockable saddles also secure weapons to the rack. This is a huge benefit on the west coast of North America where seismic tremors are frequent.
The 4-Compartment Sidearm Towers keep all of the detachments’ handguns and conducted electrical weapons (CEWs) secure. The towers have individual compartments protected by lock and key. If an officer needs access to a TASER Device or 9mm pistol, they have to get the key from their supervisor.
Both of these systems are designed to keep the weapons secure, organized and traceable by the unit’s Inventory Manager.
We’re pleased to say that we have another happy law enforcement customer in Canada.