By PoliceOne Staff
A British security company has launched a new device that deploys a non-lethal pellet that marks its target for several weeks.
Available in rifle or pistol form, the SelectaDNA High Velocity Tagging system is ideal for police who want to stay a safe distance away from a subject, so that they may be apprehended at a less confrontational time for officers, according to the company
The one-gram pellet, designed by Selectamark, travels 30-40 meters accurately, carrying a unique DNA code that remains on the subject for weeks.
"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," Selectamark Managing Director Andrew Knights said.