Late 2016, B.E. Meyers' Modular Advanced Weapon Laser (MAWL) has been adopted as the new standard by both the Seattle Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), as well as the King County (WA) Sheriff’s Office Special Operations team.
These two teams provide tactical response services for over 2 million citizens in the greater Seattle area. Both SPD SWAT and KCSO SWAT explored multiple laser aiming systems before choosing the MAWL for their weapon pointing and illumination requirements in June 2016. The MAWL enables their SWAT officers to safely and effectively conduct high-risk tasks in complex low-light environments.
As the first US law enforcement departments to adopt the MAWL using the FDA law enforcement variance for this system, the teams were trained on the advantages of the MAWL system by Presscheck Consulting and Tap-Rack Tactical, both of which provide specialised training in operating under night vision in tactical situations.
Matt Meyers, President of B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. summed it up: “We are excited that the first teams to adopt the MAWL are local law enforcement organisations that B.E. Meyers has had relationships with since our founding in 1974. Both Seattle PD and King County Sheriff’s Office SWAT are highly regarded professionals who display proficiency in tactical operations, and we are honored that they chose us to meet their equipment needs.”