Monday, January 12, 2015

Plain Cothes Equipment

Even plain clothes, uniformity is nice.  Consider the availability of holsters and other leather products that your plainclothes officers will wear.  Does the same company make an ammo pouch?  Will your officers want to carry one or two extra magazines?  Does the same company make a variety of holsters to fit all the guns your plain clothes officers are authorized to wear?

Will they carry handcuffs, a radio, a baton, or other gear?  Can you get it so that it all matches the holster in color and style?  This is a small thing, but it does make a big difference in the appearance of the officer if he has to wear two or more colors or styles of gear.

Does the gear come in more than one color?  By having gear in a variety of styles and colors the plain clothes officer can wear gear that fits the rest of his attire.  It will make him look better and perhaps even look more like an armed civilian rather than an officer.  Is the leather made in the USA?  I am a firm believer in buying police equipment made here so that we can always get it even if there is a war, or trade dispute or other issue.  I also think it's a bad idea to spend American taxpayer dollars with foreign companies to keep American jobs in America.  That way we have more taxpayers; that's what the SGT Says.

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