One Item You Wish You Had

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Re: One Item You Wish You Had

Postby Von » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:15 pm

Are the flashlights issued by TPS and other departments inferior to say, a nice Fenix?
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Re: One Item You Wish You Had

Postby Bitterman » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:25 pm

bainne wrote:Toronto really doesn't issue hatch gloves? That's wild; let's do a search on an individual with needles, knives and substances all with the protection of rubber latex!



That's negligent...

Even cheap ass corrections issue's puncture resistant "search gloves"
I think we're entitled to at least one pair/year.
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Re: One Item You Wish You Had

Postby Von » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:37 pm

Bitterman wrote:
bainne wrote:Toronto really doesn't issue hatch gloves? That's wild; let's do a search on an individual with needles, knives and substances all with the protection of rubber latex!



That's negligent...

Even cheap ass corrections issue's puncture resistant "search gloves"
I think we're entitled to at least one pair/year.


Turtleskin search gloves aren't too expensive, I have a pair. I don't know why any dept wouldn't issue them.
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Re: One Item You Wish You Had

Postby meathead1 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:36 pm

Von wrote:Are the flashlights issued by TPS and other departments inferior to say, a nice Fenix?


Absolutely.
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Re: One Item You Wish You Had

Postby Von » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:17 pm

meathead1 wrote:
Von wrote:Are the flashlights issued by TPS and other departments inferior to say, a nice Fenix?


Absolutely.


That surprises me. What does TPS issue? Maglites?
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Re: One Item You Wish You Had

Postby meathead1 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:38 pm

Not sure what TPS issues, but the OPP issues big 3 D cell flashlights that are from the 70's. They issue decent lights for your gunbelt, but I get better ones.
There was a saying in the military that's applicable to policing as well: Never forget your equipment is made by the lowest bidder.
Good equipment costs good money. A lot of people won't spend their own money on kit that police services should be providing. I'm not a fan of it either, but I won't put my life on the line to prove that point.
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Re: One Item You Wish You Had

Postby Bairdo » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:58 am

meathead1 wrote: I'm not a fan of it either, but I won't put my life on the line to prove that point.

Exactly.

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Re: One Item You Wish You Had

Postby HwyBear » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:59 am

- flashlight , love my Fenix TK15
- leatherman or Ferber

However, found a $50 led flashlight at Lowes of all places, that is similiar to my Fenix in size and a touch brighter
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Re: One Item You Wish You Had

Postby SierraSeven » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:34 am

I'm always glad to have Advil/Tylenol and those disposable hot pads in my duty bag. Relatively cheap when compared to a flashlight or knife, but definitely handy.

Depends on the person. While I'd appreciate a knife or quality flashlight as a gift, if it's something I could be staking my life on, I'm a bit particular about selection.
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Re: One Item You Wish You Had

Postby TR » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:58 pm

Actually, I lied. I have a leatherman on my belt. I've never used it, but I remain convinced the day I take it off will be the day I need it.

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Re: One Item You Wish You Had

Postby Shootey71 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:04 pm

Not sure what TPS issues but Maglite (3 or 4 cell) would be a nice gift.
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Re: One Item You Wish You Had

Postby portcullisguy » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:00 pm

When a colleague of mine left CBSA to join TPS, a bunch of us put some money in and got her a gift. It was a current issue hardbound Treemear's Criminal Code.

It wasn't for her to read, it was for her to sit on in the cruiser so she could see above the steering wheel.
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Re: One Item You Wish You Had

Postby meathead1 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:03 pm

TR wrote:Actually, I lied. I have a leatherman on my belt. I've never used it, but I remain convinced the day I take it off will be the day I need it.


Really?? I use mine at least once a block, if not more. Handy for taking plates off a car.

portcullisguy wrote:When a colleague of mine left CBSA to join TPS, a bunch of us put some money in and got her a gift. It was a current issue hardbound Treemear's Criminal Code.

It wasn't for her to read, it was for her to sit on in the cruiser so she could see above the steering wheel.


I would specifically avoid something like this as a gift. They are updated yearly, meaning your gift would be out of date in one year, and most offices have several sitting around.
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Re: One Item You Wish You Had

Postby TR » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:05 pm

meathead1 wrote:
Really?? I use mine at least once a block, if not more. Handy for taking plates off a car.


I just make the tow truck driver do that.

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Re: One Item You Wish You Had

Postby Respond Wayne » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:59 pm

TR wrote:
meathead1 wrote:
Really?? I use mine at least once a block, if not more. Handy for taking plates off a car.


I just make the tow truck driver do that.


I must admit, back in my "For Hire" days... :smirk: ... I use to remove plates for the Officers that were seizing plates, most plates came off fairly easily, others required the "bend up, bend down and repeat" removal action.

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