In the upcoming October 2014 issue of GUNS & WEAPONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, author Richard Johnson rounds up some of the most useful gear and equipment for LEOs to carry on their duty belts, ensuring they’re always prepared.
Johnson writes, “Walking into a volatile situation, an officer relies on training, teamwork and tools to get through the call safely. What is carried on the belt can make all the difference in how the situation will be resolved. If you have the right gear at hand to react properly and quickly, you can make sure that you are the one in control of the situation. Here are some of the best tools available for the modern cop’s duty belt.
“Lightweight and durable, the Talon Air from ASP is se- cured open with the Disc Loc system and closes with the push of a button. The 19.7-inch model weighs a mere 11.2 ounces. MSRPs run from $130 to $150 depending on the model length.
“ASP Tri-Fold disposable restraints allow officers to safely detain multiple people at a turbulent scene. A single, narrow duty belt holster holds a pair of Tri-Folds yet takes up less space than a single standard handcuff pouch. The MSRP for a pack of six is $24.
“Designed to relieve the stress of a heavy-duty belt, the Ergonomic Duty Belt Harness from BlackHawk runs under the duty uniform to prevent it from becoming a hazard in a fight or chase. It is completely adjustable for all body sizes. Its MSRP is $79.99.
“CASCO Friction-Lock batons are economically priced, collapsible impact weapons that are available in lengths of 16, 21 and 26 inches. The batons are sold individually and in kits that include a duty belt holster. MSRPs start at $65.”￼￼￼￼￼￼￼