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17 photos that show the pain of MPs getting Tazed and maced

The training to carry oleoresin capsicum (pepper spray) or a Tazer generally requires that a military police officer experience the sting of their weapon before they can carry it. Some troops are even required to recertify and be sprayed and Tazed every six months.


Here are 17 photos and one video that show what the training is like:

1. Pepper spray, training opens with the service member getting a blast straight to the face.

17 photos that show the pain of MPs getting Tazed and maced
Photo: Lance Cpl. Andrew Kuppers

2. The spray forces the eyes closed and irritates the skin.

17 photos that show the pain of MPs getting Tazed and maced
Photo: US Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom

3. In most cases, the students have to complete certain tasks and training lanes after being sprayed.

17 photos that show the pain of MPs getting Tazed and maced
Photo: North Carolina National Guard Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen

4. Part of the training lane is fighting against a simulated aggressor while still blinded.

17 photos that show the pain of MPs getting Tazed and maced
Photo: US Marine corp Cpl. Khoa Pelczar

5. Students may be required to fight with batons or riot gear.

17 photos that show the pain of MPs getting Tazed and maced
Photo: US Army Staff Sgt. Russell Bassett

6. Trying to use weapons while under the spray’s effects is especially challenging.

17 photos that show the pain of MPs getting Tazed and maced
Photo: US Army Spc. Justin A. Naylor

7. But the soldiers are expected to force their way through.

17 photos that show the pain of MPs getting Tazed and maced
Photo: US Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Maria Blanchard

8. Near the end of the training, the students will usually have to subdue a subject.

17 photos that show the pain of MPs getting Tazed and maced
Photo: US Marine corp Cpl. Khoa Pelczar

9. Once they finish the lane, they can rinse out the spray.

17 photos that show the pain of MPs getting Tazed and maced
Photo: US Army Spc. Robert Holland

10. Removing the chemical agents is a welcome step.

17 photos that show the pain of MPs getting Tazed and maced
Photo: North Carolina National Guard Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen

11. It takes a lot of water to get the oleoresin capsicum off.

17 photos that show the pain of MPs getting Tazed and maced
Photo: US Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Scott Dunn

12. Even after rinsing, the eyes and face will likely be sore and inflamed for a while.

17 photos that show the pain of MPs getting Tazed and maced
Photo: US Coast Guard PA2 Tom Sperduto

13. Tazers are an entirely different beast.

17 photos that show the pain of MPs getting Tazed and maced
Photo: Screengrab US Marine Corps Cpl. Joey Holeman

14. The shock of the Tazer can immediately incapacitate a trainee.

17 photos that show the pain of MPs getting Tazed and maced
Photo: Screengrab US Marine Corps Cpl. Joey Holeman

15. The faces of those being shocked are usually pretty funny.

17 photos that show the pain of MPs getting Tazed and maced
Photo: Screengrab US Army Sgt. Stephanie Logue

16. Other troops will support the students during the shock so they won’t hurt themselves as they fall.

17 photos that show the pain of MPs getting Tazed and maced
Photo: Screengrab US Marine Corps Cpl. Joey Holeman

17. Attempting to resist the 50,000 volt shock is useless as the Tazer overwhelms the nervous system.

17 photos that show the pain of MPs getting Tazed and maced
Photo: Screengrab US Marine Corps Cpl. Joey Holeman

To see Marines going through pepper spray, Tazer, and riot control training, check out the video below:

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