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Old 08-20-2015, 07:59 AM
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A lot of agencies around here are letting officers where "tactical" outter vest carriers. It's a lot easier only having a duty gun, cuffs, and asp on your belt and everything else on your vest. People will complain about the "military look" of the police, but most cops wear them for comfort.
Few weeks ago I saw 2 PPD officers in a wagon do a traffic stop. Both wearing thigh holsters. I agree that while it may look militaristic it's sure helps spread the weight and gear around.
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:41 AM
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That's a couple of reasons why I liked the Detective Bureau so much. No need to carry all that stuff around and not being a slave to the radio anymore...
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:38 AM
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My chiropractor knows most of the PD....that is a clue.

As someone mentioned, besides the added weight/girth of all the equipment, the usable passenger compartment of vehicles is getting smaller. Especially when you add cages, long guns, radios, lights/siren boxes, laptops & mounts and in some cases printers for reports & cites. Even Tahoes are crowded.

And for some reason, the wrap around seats are built for someone much thinner than me. My holster & radio touch the seat but my back doesn't. I've found most dealerships will provide LE with seatbelt buckle extensions to get the buckle up from between the seat & whatever is mounted next to it.

BTW: i'm 6'6"/235 lbs & wear a 38" belt. So I don't think I need to be looking for a diet. Besides, how would I carry all the stuff the OP mentioned.
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