Northeast Ohio Companies Help Law Enforcement Gear Up for the Republican National Convention

Mace® Security International, Inc. and its strategic partner,
Tactical Defense Training Inc., work together to provide local police
departments with free pepper spray training

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In anticipation of the Republican National Convention (RNC) this July,
Mace Security International, Inc. (OTCPINK: MACE) and Tactical Defense
Training Inc. (TDT) are providing free one-day OC instructor courses to
Northeast Ohio law enforcement agencies. Use of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC)
– or commonly known as pepper spray – is a key component of the
protocols taught to police officers. Accepted best practices suggest
that officers are annually retrained on this tool.

“We are expecting upwards of 50,000 visitors to the Cleveland area for
the RNC, and we would like to do what we can to help prepare our local
law enforcement partners to ensure public safety during this historic
and exciting time in our city,” said John McCann, president and chief
executive officer of Mace Security International, Inc. “We are honored
to have the opportunity to assist police officers throughout Northeast
Ohio to help keep us safe and secure.”

The hands-on course will cover OC sprays from start to finish, including
distinguishing between each available option; selecting the most
appropriate type for each situation; how pepper sprays can be
incorporated into the “Continuum of Force;” proper usage; measures to be
taken after exposing subjects to pepper; and decontamination steps.

The training courses will take place at each police department and will
be led by Matt Schaefer, president of TDT, who is also a police officer
assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Training Bureau and is also a U.S. Army

“With Cleveland in the spotlight, we want to make sure we are doing
whatever we can to empower area officers with the best products and
training available possible,” said Schaefer. “At TDT, we are proud to
partner with Mace, the leader in defense spray products, and work
hand-in-hand with officers from the Cleveland, Akron and Canton areas.”

About Tactical Defense Training Inc.:

Since 1999, Tactical Defense Training Inc. — or TDT, as they are known
in the tactical community — has been a recognized leader in law
enforcement and military training. TDT has trained law enforcement from
local, state and federal agencies, students from every branch of the
military, private security and select civilians. TDT has trained
thousands of students in the past decade, making the organization known
for realistic and intense training.

About Mace Security International, Inc.:

Mace Security International, Inc. is a globally recognized leader in
personal safety and security. Based in Cleveland, the company has spent
more than 40 years designing and manufacturing consumer and tactical
products for personal defense, security and surveillance under its
world-renowned Mace® Brand – the original trusted brand of pepper spray
products. The company also offers aerosol defense sprays and tactical
products for law enforcement and security professionals worldwide
through its Mace® Take Down® brand.

Mace Security International distributes and supports Mace® Brand
products and services through mass-market retailers, wholesale
distributors, independent dealers, e-commerce marketers and installation
service providers. Mace® Brand products are manufactured in the U.S. For
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Mace Security International, Inc.
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