The mission of the California Department of Justice,
Division of Law Enforcement, is to provide its customers and clients extraordinary service in forensic services, forensic
education, narcotic investigations, criminal investigations, intelligence, and training. In support of this mission, the Division’s
Criminal Intelligence Bureau’s (CIB) Organized
Crime Analysis Unit conducted an in-depth intelligence-gathering
and examination effort into law enforcement safety handbook.
The Disguised Weapons Handbook is a quarterly
report to inform law enforcement officers of what new items are available to suspects. In addition, the purpose is to inform
law enforcement of the creativity some suspects have when converting everyday items into homemade weapons. The information
contained in this report was obtained from various law enforcement sources and databases. Many of the weapons shown in this
publication have websites listed where items can be viewed in greater detail.