Gear: ALS Top Cop


ALS Top Cop

ALS Technologies
Category: Officer Safety Products
Subcategory: Less Than Lethal Force
Average Rating:
(12 Votes)

Description: Top Cop OC is a 10% - 2 million Scoville Heat Unit, (1.33% major capsaicin content), non-flammable OC formula, designed specifically for law enforcement officers to rapidly gain control of non-compliant subjects. History/Background: These sprays were developed to help officers in the use of force continuum and to provide reliable, less-lethal, effective means of incapacitation. They have become the single most prolific less lethal tool used by law enforcement around the world. Status: Currently Available Potential Targets/Applications: Prison/Civil Rioters/Forced Entry Primary Users: Law Enforcement, Military, Correctional Personnel Incapacitation Mechanism/Technology: Top Cop OC Spray is designed to cause disorientation through a tearing and burning sensation in the eyes, violent coughing, and extreme burning sensation to exposed skin surfaces. When deployed properly, Top Cop OC Spray formulation has been found to be effective * 93 out of 100 times. Physical Data: Available in Cone, Foam, Fog, and Stream Product Size 1.5 oz 1.9 oz 3.1 oz 6.8 oz Can Length 4 1/4" 4 7/8" 6 3/8" 6 3/8" OC15 OC19 OC31 OC68 Can Diameter 1 7/16" 1 3/8" 1 1/2" 1 1/2" Actuator Top Type Quick Top Quick Top Quick Top Quick Top Approx. # of Short Bursts: Cone 12 14 16 0 Foam 18 22 46 0 Fog 8 10 8 9 Stream 28 30 46 12 Performance Characteristics: When properly deployed Top Cop OC Sprays formulation has been found to be 93% effective. Top Cop OC emits a highly irritating pattern of OC when sprayed. Oleoresin Capsicum is designed to target normal respiratory function and vision in individuals that have been sprayed. Delivery Means: Aerosol delivery system; pressurized release of OC spray to subject through hand control. Operational Strength: Most officers are trained with the use of OC Sprays also requires no special equipment. Operational Limitations: The effects of OC spray tend to vary from individual to individual. It can have an immediate effect or a delayed effect depending on the person sprayed. Subjects may panic and not respond to verbal commands when sprayed and may not be able to comply immediately, this is known as auditory exclusion. Subjects must be decontaminated as soon as possible. Some subjects generally experience high levels of anxiety and their behavior can become more confrontational in the long run. Officers may be contaminated by fellow officers; this can also cause confusion in certain situations. Documentation Requirements: It is recommended that officers training records be annotated to indicate proper training in use of OC defensive sprays.

Member Reviews

  • Casey_max30
    tlwinkles379, Wed, 20 Feb 2008 11:47:50 UTC.
    1st review

    WOW!!!! Our agency recently changed to this product from Punch II. This is amazing. Our officers that have been hit with this say it is extremely hot and worse than anything in the past.

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    abc12345, Mon, 03 Mar 2008 05:13:23 UTC.

    I have been a instructor now for quite some time now. I was introduce to TopCop O.C. spray by accident about four years ago. I am a huge believer in this product. We spray alot of badguy's on the street and I haven't had anyone standing up more then 10 seconds before dropping to the down in pain. We have had a few badguy's that had to be transported to area hospitals because the burn was so great. I have all of my officers carry this product on duty.

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    Jkaz232, Mon, 19 May 2008 02:28:45 UTC.

    I've been sprayed with this stuff twice, and seen many others sprayed with it. It definitely does the job.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 23 May 2008 01:58:16 UTC.

    If I may: This is the worst spray that I have ever had the joy of training with. I litterally beat the hell out of everything that was near me after being sprayed. I warned them!! I also had astronimcal strenght after being "hit". Then I was left alone and found myself with 3 High Custody inmates who were taking out the trash on the "back dock" of our facility. I wanted to beat the hell out of my trainer for leaving me unattended. Eventually the inmates escorted me to one of the ADW's so he could escort me out the front gate. I should NOT have been left alone and sure as hell should NOT been expected to drive home. All I wanted to do was smoke a cigarette which is not allowed at this "facility". Ke sera!

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    snafu90, Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:04:26 UTC.

    This is the top when it comes to OC.....Love it.

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    SERT07, Sat, 09 Aug 2008 19:01:07 UTC.

    I use this ALL the time. I LOVE it and the inmates HATE it. I have gone through a couple of cans so far. I like to spray first, talk later.

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    DPolk_528, Fri, 10 Oct 2008 14:05:30 UTC.

    I'll agree with tlwinkles379, i've been hit with the Punch II and Top Cop, and hands down the Top Cop is 1,000X worse

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    BPD_526, Sat, 18 Oct 2008 14:14:23 UTC.

    compared to Punch II which we used to carry, Top Cop will set you on fire

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    HRT, Thu, 06 Nov 2008 21:14:14 UTC.

    I am a Less Lethal Instructor and use this on all of my students. This is one of the best OC products on the market! It works very well and iws HOT!!! It is the hottest that I have ever been sprayed with! I know the guys over at ALS so I will pass along eveyones review.

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    k5jep, Tue, 27 Jan 2009 01:42:39 UTC.

    In corrections, we did not have a carry on person oc gas until 1999 or so...As a supervisor I have always used OC Deep Punch until that time..this product will take the fight out of a convicted felon or suspect in a hurry... I am highly impressed with its turnaround time from spray to having one in custody

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    TideFan63, Mon, 01 Jun 2009 04:44:20 UTC.

    I can only say great things about Mr. Alvarez and his company. Mike Aultman is a very knowledgeable instructor. He puts on a very good Less Lethal Instructor school.
    I love anything they make.

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    LCSD351, Fri, 05 Jun 2009 22:30:19 UTC.


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