Personal tools

Skip links and keyboard navigation

You are here: Home Publications and research Browse by topic OC spray
You are here: Home Publications and research Browse by topic OC spray
You are here: Home Publications and research Browse by topic OC spray

OC spray

Research and publications on the use of oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray by the QPS.

In 2005, the CMC examined the use of oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray by QPS officers. OC spray was introduced as a use of force option to QPS officers in 2000. This research followed on from the QCC’s earlier evaluation of the OC spray trial in 1999.

Date Title
2005-10-01T10:00:00+10:00 10.2005
OC spray: oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray use by Queensland police (PDF, 4.3 MB)

Oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray is a relatively new use-of-force option for Queensland police. The spray is now used commonly by police to help them deal with volatile situations and aggressive people. This report formally assesses the risks of using OC spray and determines its overall effectiveness.

1999-06-02T01:25:00+10:00 06.1999
Trial of capsicum spray in Queensland: evaluation report. (PDF, 170.1 kB)

The QPS recently conducted a trial issue of defensive spray to operational police in two police regions. This report describes the implementation and evaluation of the trial, and makes recommendations for the future use of defensive spray.

Rate this page

How useful was the information on this page?