Where are your handcuffs? Some carry them in front. Some carry their handcuffs in the back, some on the sides. Some carry a bikini handcuff case; others carry a double cuff case. What’s good and what’s bad about carrying them in different ways? Carry your handcuffs so you can reach them when you need them and so that they won’t be too uncomfortable when you sit in the patrol car.
The covered case looks professional and keeps the handcuffs clean and dry. The bikini handcuff case makes it easy for the officer to grab the handcuffs without having to open the case up. They are exposed to the air, water, and dust and dirt in a bikini case. Two sets of handcuffs are good and I prefer two single cases to one double case.
Carrying handcuffs on the side can interfere with the ability to get to the firearm, or other tools. Wearing the handcuffs at the front on the gun side allows you to easily reach the handcuffs with your gun hand. Since you are unlikely to be using handcuffs in one hand and the gun in the other hand at the same time, this seems a reasonable arrangement. Having handcuffs in the center of the back can be uncomfortable, and a double set at the back can be even worse. If you fall over backwards and land on your back you can injure your spine if you land on your handcuff case. Handcuffs are important tools, plan on the best place to keep them; that’s what the SGT Says.