My wife is training now to become a C.O. and need help for her uniform and such.

My wife is training now to become a C.O. and need help for her uniform and such.

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    My wife is training now to become a C.O. and need help for her uniform and such.

    Hi all, It's been a bit since I've been on and I tried to search for DOC Uniforms but nothing came up. She was given all the stuff needed but a good belt, radio holder and key ring. I was wondering where I could go to look (online or in store) for some stuff for her. Maybe even boots as she isn't sure how she likes the ones they have given her. She is using CT DOC as a stepping stone for a PO or a social worker. She will be done with school next semester. If there is any info you guys or gals could send my way I'll pass it on to her. As for uniform stuff I'm gonna try to get her some stuff for Christmas if I can find anything. Thanks in advance.


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    NYDOCS was my first LE job. I also used it as a stepping stone. I think that every cop should work behind the walls first. You really learn how to deal with people. Anyway, I would go to your local buff store and get a good solid 1 3/4" leather belt. Don't get the typical key chain that you would see at a hardware store. Get a solid metal hoder that has a spring clip that automatically secures the keys with one hand. I'll see if I can find one to post so that you can see what I'm taliking about.

    Prison keys are big and heavy and she'll be carrying a lot of them, especially on a gallery. She will be taking them off and putting them back on her belt all day depending on where she is working in the prison. As for the radio holder, I would wait to see what they have in the prison. They may have different models and you don't want to buy one that won't hold the radio. Most of them have clips on the back to attach to a belt.

    Good luck and tell her to be careful.
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    http://www.amazon.com/Dual-Tactical-...3218717&sr=8-9

    This is exactly what I was referring to. I hope that the link worked.
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    Keep her head on a swivel, and trust no one, no matter how well she thinks she knows them.... be in control, never show fear.

    Good steel toe boots or shoes can be very very beneficial, for numerous reasons.

    Here, uniforms have to be bought thru the approved source. The other "stuff" , there is a local store that stocks most things at a good price.
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    Once you know the brand and model# for the radio you can then find a holder,back when I was an LEO the department issued each Officer a holder that snapped on our sam browne belts
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    One of the largest dealers in law enforcement gear is Gall's, Inc.. Their website is Police Gear | Police Equipment | Tactical Gear | 5.11 Tactical | Bates Boots | Streamlight | Safariland | Galls. Another dealer is OMB Express. Their website is Express Police Supply - Your source for 5.11 Tactical Gear, Smith and Wesson, Sig Sauer, Safariland and hundreds of other brands.. There are many more but these 2 will get you started. I hope they are able to help. Good luck and stay safe.

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    Check out GT Distributors - America's Law Enforcement supply specialist

    They have some good deals on right now.
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    Thanks for your help guys, I may have to get myself a pair of boots. I'm a bit scared of her going into this field but I've supported her through the process. She finds out tomorrow what facility she will be training in and most likely were she will be placed.

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    The best advice I can give is this; wait until you know for sure what she needs and doesn't need. Do not speculate, you'll just end up wasting money. Boots- buy good quality. IMO, its the single most important piece of equipment. Given the enviroment, I'd look for something that is blood borne pathogen resistant. There are plenty out there. I like Rocky myself. Good quality and comfort without the overtop prices.
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    For an online source I've gotten some good deals form lapolicegear.com. If you can get something on clearance you can save a ton. I got a pair of 5.11 boots on clearance for $40! Just make sure what you are ordering is in stock otherwise you could wait a while for them to come off backorder. If dept regs allow it I suggest boots with a side zipper. I also always get boots with a safety toe.
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    for boots I like 5.11 ATAC Storm boots, pathogen resistant, waterproof, comfortable as all can be and they have great tread and grip. Perfect for long days and nights on my feet and they make em in the 8 and six inch high styles. I also like just plain old military boots from the surplus store. They can be surprisingly comfortable.
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