Enhancing Explosive Precursor Chemical Controls

Enhancing Explosive Precursor Chemical Controls

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WHEREAS, the criminal use of improvised explosive devices is a persistent and evolving threat to the people of the world; and

 

WHEREAS, improvised explosive devices are used to kill, injure, and intimidate members of our communities, and through their use, take away our sense of security; and

 

WHEREAS, the explosive precursor chemicals used to make homemade explosives and improvised explosive devices are diverse and often readily available on the commercial market; and

WHEREAS, countries take different approaches to regulating precursor chemicals, which can leave gaps that criminals and terrorists can exploit; and

 

WHEREAS, law enforcement is uniquely positioned to identify bomb-making activity, and by engaging with industry members and the community, share and receive meaningful information about potential misuse of explosive precursor chemicals; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, the International Association of Chiefs of Police recommends that law enforcement leaders collaborate with criminal justice stakeholders, prosecutors, code officials, fire marshals and elected officials to enhance and, as applicable, close gaps in explosive precursor chemical regulations; and encourage participation in community policing and bomb-making awareness programs that educate distributors and retailers of explosive precursor chemicals how to recognize and report suspicious activity.

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