Attn LEO's need recommendations light & cuffs
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September 6th, 2007 08:35 AM
Two flashlights. Not the Maglite type-too big. There are smaller and brighter ones out there. Surefire, Stinger, Pelican, etc. Get a big one and a small one. Two is one and one is none. Your baton is an impact weapon and works much better than an outdated flashlight design.
Hinged cuffs. Peerless and S&W are good brands. We are issued ASP cuffs and they are alright. Get double locking cuffs. Carry one set of oversize cuffs in the squad. Get zip cuffs if they are authorized. They work well in a pinch.
September 6th, 2007 09:32 AM
While I was an LEO a good set of handcuffs and flashlight were a must. But since those options have been drilled into the ground, I would like to suggest a few other ideas.
A good pair of gloves is also a must I think. Exspecially gloves that are cut resistant. It's pretty easy to find sharps on people in the streets, so your son should always wear cut resistant gloves while searching people.
Another item I never left without inside my duty bag were zip cuffs. When working at night, these come in handy with multiple drunks outside of a bar, and with a quickness. It's a good one up to get the situation back into your hands.
And I know as crazy as this sounds. Belt keepers are a nice thing to have too. They attach over your duty belt to your pants belt, to attach them together. It's real nice not having your duty belt flopping all around while chasing after someone.
Another thing that I really liked was another handcuff key that is oversized and very easy to handle. I used to keep it on my duty belt, so that while handcuffing someone, while leaning them back, I could doublelock the cuffs right after I applied the hinges.
These are just some other ideas I had around in my head while I was reading this post. There are a lot of things out there for your son to get, most of which I am hoping the department will provide if he asks. You can have him check out Galls.com though for more ideas, that is the site I ordered most of my equipment from while I was working as an LEO. Hope this helped! =D
September 6th, 2007 07:22 PM
There is some pretty good advice here, but I would stay away from the black cuffs. Mine turned rusty the first time I put them on a sweaty slob.
September 7th, 2007 12:09 PM
Send them to Tripp Research and have them hard chromed.
Originally Posted by SIXTO
September 7th, 2007 02:51 PM
Thats not a bad idea, but is it really worth doing? I have six pairs, two are the black S&W. I just use the blacks ones now as extras (All the S&W's are extras now)
Originally Posted by Tubby45
September 10th, 2007 01:04 PM
Yes. I sent all my cuffs I was issued to TR and had them HC'd. They charge only $10-15 per miscellaneous item. One of my subordinates soaked his HC'd cuffs in battery acid for a week and they still worked fine with no tarnishment to the finish.
September 10th, 2007 02:27 PM
huh. I'll look into it then.
Originally Posted by Tubby45
September 10th, 2007 02:57 PM
When I bought my handcuffs (S&W) and flashlight (Streamlight) for the academy, I took the advice of a grizzly old training sergeant and had them engraved with my name. He said that sometimes your cuffs would go with a suspect out of your control and it would help get them back to you if your name was permanently engraved on them. It proved to be true on the street....
Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde; Beware the anger of a patient man.
September 10th, 2007 04:34 PM
Oh yeah, thats a must do on day one.
Originally Posted by Bumper
October 7th, 2007 11:10 PM
Since he has a Glock 21, why not having a Glock 30 as a back-up and/or off duty weapon?
For flashlight, get a Surefire G2Z or any Surefire LED. Buy it from Surefire, they have discount for LEO.
October 7th, 2007 11:18 PM
Surefire all the way I like the 6p defender.
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