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    Airwedges in their patrol cars? I know alot of agencies carry slim jims..

    Guess its better this way

    1. Do you carry a slim jim?
    2. Do you carry an airwedge?


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  • #2
    Neither. Unlocking cars is a job for AAA, not the police.
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    • #3
      We have "Big Easys" and all that, since we do our own lock-popping.
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      • #4
        We used to have Slim-Jims, until a couple of guys trying to unlock doors snagged what they thought was the lock and brought some wires out...

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        • #5
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          • #6
            Originally posted by juicesnn4e2
            due to a lawsuit hungry world, atlanta no longer offeres this service. we'll call u a wrecker though
            We don't offer it either but we usually just call them by their name....
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            • #7
              any dept that still unlocks cars obviously hasen't thought about the insurance angle. when an officer attempts to open a door and damages somthing...who is liable??? there are are a handful of cars that (according to the mauals) shouldn't even try to unlock, is supposed to be towed right to the dealer to have a key made and programmed.

              besides, unlocking cars helps keep me employed....just realized I was in "ask a cop". shouldn't post and drink at the same time (capt morgan made me do it)

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              • #8
                We can still unlock cars, but not everyone is trained or equipped to do so. If your kid is inside, I'll stand there and watch the fire department open your car, else if no trained/equipped officer is nearby and available its a tow truck for ya.
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                • #9
                  I've unlocked a lot of cars over the years, but maybe only two or three while on duty. I'll probably still do it on occasion, but only for friends. Earlier this year, I broke a window for the first time (not on purpose) and felt really bad about it. Could've called a locksmith for less than half what it cost for the replacement.

                  With all the "sue-happy" people in the country nowadays, I wouldn't open a locked car unless someone's life or health was at stake, and then I'd probably just break a window. There are too many different kinds of cars and lock designs on the market now, and I'm not willing to shell out hundreds of dollars to fix someone's car that I tore up while trying to help them for free.

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                  • #10
                    After years of screwing with slim jims then j-tools and the like, the airwedge and big easy combo is the best thing since sliced bread. All my old tools are collecting dust on a shelf in my basement.

                    I think that unlocking a car door accrues a bit less liability than, say, driving at high speeds, making arrests etc etc

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                    • #11
                      We dont carry either here. When I was in the Air Force we used the slim jim and we had them sign a wavier before we touched the car.
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                      • #12
                        Yea we had slim jims as well till about 4 years ago. Now we give them the number of our contracted tow service. Though we keep it on hand for when we get locked out of our POVs
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                        • #13
                          Big Easy, but only for children in vehicles and fellow LEO's.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by juicesnn4e2
                            due to a lawsuit hungry world, atlanta no longer offeres this service. we'll call u a wrecker though
                            Same here.......since the early-90s at least
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                            • #15
                              We aren't allowed to open any vehicles unless there is a child locked inside, the engine isn't running, and the child in in danger due to the heat. And then we have to break the window. We do not, under any circumstances, attempt to enter a vehicle except for life threatening emergencies. The fire department will unlock a car with a child in it if the child isn't in danger. Otherwise they have to call a locksmith.

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