U.S. Coast Guard Non-Lethal Weapons Information

U.S. Coast Guardsman Firing Non-Lethal Munitions Aboard a Cutter

The United States Coast Guard protects the maritime economy and the environment, defends our maritime borders, and saves those in peril. With missions that include ports, waterways and coastal security; counter drug; and illegal migrant interdiction, the U.S. Coast Guard uses non-lethal weapons to:

  • Augment lethal weapons
  • Warn/Stop vessels at safe “stand-off” distances
  • Determine intent of groups or individuals

U.S. Coast Guard Non-Lethal Weapons Points of Contact

U.S. Coast Guard Non-Lethal Weapons Central Action Officer
Telephone: 202-372-2032

U.S. Coast Guard Non-Lethal Weapons Program Support Officer
Telephone: 202-372-2648