A High Velocity DNA Tagging system that keeps criminals at arm’s length has been launched at The SHOT Show, Las Vegas.
Identifying an individual in a crowd or at a distance can be challenging for law enforcement officers and police especially when they are in riot situations or experiencing crowd control problems.
Available in pistol and rifle form, this new and practical concept allows police and military to remain at a safe distance (up to 30-40 metres) from a potential target while deploying the SelectaDNA High Velocity pellet.
By using the new SelectaDNA High Velocity System, a uniquely-coded DNA pellet can be used to mark an individual so that they can be apprehended at a less confrontational time for officers.
Selectamark Managing Director Andrew Knights said: “On contact with the target the uniquely-coded SelectaDNA solution leaves a synthetic DNA trace mark that will enable the relevant authorities to confirm or eliminate that person from their involvement in a particular situation and could ultimately lead to arrest and prosecution.”
The SelectaDNA High Velocity System comes in two forms – Rifle or Pistol. Both systems offer similar range and accuracy with the real difference being the size, power source and ammunition capacity.
The Pistol is powered by a 12g powerlet offering up to 20 shots per powerlet.
The SelectaDNA pellets are supplied in packs of 14 pellets to a container. All pellets in a pack contain the same unique DNA code. The pellets can be used in either the pistol or the rifle.