Several studies have discussed the need for reliable uniform testing of Conducted Energy Weapons (CEWs) independent of the manufacturer. We propose a test proceedure that will enable organizations across Canada to test CEWs in a reliable, repeatable manner. This proceedure includes, but goes beyond, the one proposed by the manufacturer. Test results so obtained will also enable: acceptance and regular validation of function of weapons in inventories of police service; post incedent testing to determine whether the weapon was functioning normally; collection of weapons data across Canada to allow research on trends with age of weapon or other factors related to performance. The authors represent a group of subject matter experts who have been involved in research on or testing of CEWs.

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Adler, A, D. Dawson (Dave), R. Evans (Ron), I. Sinclair (Ian), & M. Miller (Mark). (2010). Test Procedure for Conducted Energy Weapons.