179 Department of Homeland Security weapons were lost between 2006 and 2008 — some falling into the hands of criminals — after officers left them in restrooms, vehicles and other public places, according to an inspector general report. This is mainly because officers did not properly secure them.
Unfortunately this type of loss is always going to happen. DHS is a huge agency, which makes me wonder exactly what percentage 180 guns equates to? Do other large agencies such as the FBI have a similar number of guns lost every year?
I am assuming there were no repercussions at all for officers that lost their firearms, because according to the article DHS doesn’t even have a policy in place regarding the control of firearms.
Source CNN – HERE