DSM Safety Banner Products
All Products Created by Retired SWAT Sgt. – Michael Lessman
Created by Experienced Law Enforcement Professionals for Critical Incident Safety.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to Deploy the DSM Safety Banner
Alternate Deployment Method for DSM Safety Banner
How the DSM Safety Break Away Feature Works
QUESTION: What is the Value of the DSM Safety Product?
Crime Scene Identification – Police Banner, Safety Banner, Sheriff Banner, Medical Banner, LEOSA BannerIt’s always a sad day when we lose one of our own, but when it is a blue on blue we have two casualties one physical and one psychological. Our company just recently released this new officer safety equipment at TREXPO West (POLICE Magazine trade show) and received a “Best of Show Award” for most innovative officer safety product. Our studies have show that we lose an officer to a blue on blue incident approx. every thirteen to eighteen months somewhere in the U.S. Based on this knowledge we designed an effective way of identifying plainclothes officers 360 degrees during a critical incident.
QUESTION: Why is this Product so Revolutionary?
The DSM Banner (patent pending) is a revolutionary, innovative, soon to be nationally recognized safety product designed to assist in identifying non-uniformed officers involved in a critical situation, giving the involved non-uniformed officer 360 degrees of visible, reflective identification, preventing tragic events associated with friendly fire of blue on blue shootings. The DSM Safety Banner is currently the only officer safety product that is carried on your belt and utilizes one hand (support) deployment that give 360 degree visual identification.
QUESTION: What does the DSM Safety Banner Provide?
The DSM Safety Banner will assist in reducing:
· Blue on Blue Shootings.
· Tragic impacts to surviving officer/families/survivors of fallen officers.
· Demoralization/Loss of Confidence of a law enforcement agency
· Possible Litigation
QUESTION: Will I remember to deploy the DSM Safety Banner after a critical incident?
Not unless you train with your banner, Sgt. Mike Lessman advises that once your adversary is down, seek cover, tactically reload and deploy your banner, this should be practiced in your range training sessions so that if you are faced with a critical incident, you will revert back to your training.
QUESTION: Who Designed the DSM Safety Banner?
The DSM (Don’t Shoot Me) banner (patented) was designed by a SWAT Sergeant with more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. Sgt. Mike Lessman has spent his law enforcement career in SWAT, Patrol and Gang Enforcement; he is also an instructor in defensive tactics and officer survival.
Prior to his law enforcement career Mike spend several years in the personal/executive protection field and served in the USMC.
QUESTION: What Other Names do Safety Banners Go By?
The DSM Safety Banner is also known as a police sash, police undercover id, police active shooter id, police wallet, badge wallet, detective wallet, safety sash or safety sling is used for blue on blue shooting for active shooter identification, critical incident responses, school security gear, security identification, tactical team identification, rapid response identification and tactical medics. Undercover identification is tricky. Members of law enforcement, security staff, retired officers, tactical teams, undercover officers and medical staff struggle with how to quickly identify themselves at largely unfortunate events. As critical incident responses arise, absolute safety is paramount. Through use of easy to deploy safety banners (sling, sash, shooter id, tactical id’s, undercover id’s) identification is instant for Police, Detective, Sheriff, Medical, Security, Schools, Churches, Covert Operations and LEOSA/Retired members.