Saturday, November 8, 2014
Since the Rodney King event, the baton seems to have gone out of favor with many officers and agencies. Still a good old stick is a good persuader of men. Too often we leave our batons in the car and when we need it, it’s not there.
Every time you get out of the car, try to take your baton with you. There are so many kinds of batons in use now that it’s hard to say you have a good excuse for not having on. The collapsible ones can be worn on the belt all the time and take up very little space.
I wear a wooden baton and I try and take it with me every time I an outside the car. Even on a report call, you never know when something will appear or spill over from another incident. You can’t use it if you don’t have it; that’s what the SGT Says.