logo for print

Gimbel Frisk and Search Gloves, Office of Law Enforcement Technology Commercialization (OLETC) Case Study


A correctional officer prepares to pat down an inmate, carefully following departmental safety protocol by putting on a pair of latex gloves, double-gloving for extra security. The hypodermic needle, hidden in the seam of the government-issued pants, is an inch long and extremely sharp, and was most recently used by this prisoner to inject heroin, leaving a trace amount of blood in the needle. He, like over 34,0001 prisoners in America’s prisons and jails, is HIV-positive and was also infected with Hepatitis C three years ago. As the correctional officer slides his gloved hands along the inner seam of the pants, the dirty needle pierces his latex gloves.



































Join the discussion

Brand focus

Sponsored content
From tip of spear to back of closet: How the XPRT uniform came to be

From tip of spear to back of closet: How the XPRT uniform came to be

5.11 designed its new line of duty uniforms using feedback from operators in the field

Copyright © 2017 PoliceOne.com. All rights reserved.