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  • #16
    Suspect: Man, can you loosen these cuffs, they're tight.
    Me: They're new, they'll strech out.
    Being a good street cop is like coming to work in a wet suit and peeing in your pants. It's a nice warm feeling, but you're the only one who knows anything has happened.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by stormz5192 View Post
      Suspect: Man, can you loosen these cuffs, they're tight.
      Me: They're new, they'll strech out.
      yea maybe after 5 years...

      rofl
      Last edited by beetz12; 09-26-2009, 12:04 AM.

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      • #18
        Everything on our belts wear out at sometime or another, that is why we always carry multiples of everything...including guns.

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        • #19
          I carry two pairs. My main pair are a pair of Peerless that I've had since approximately 1989. I have spent my entire career on the street, and although I'm not by any means a record setter with arrests, they've been on a turd or two over the years. They still perform flawlessly.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by stormz5192 View Post
            Suspect: Man, can you loosen these cuffs, they're tight.
            Me: They're new, they'll strech out.
            ~detective Andy Sipowicz, nypd blue (when it was still a 1/2 good show)

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            • #21
              On TV I sometimes see large guys cuffed with 2 handcuffs because I'm guessing they have poor flexibility in their arms. Is that another reason why some officers carry 2 cuffs?

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              • #22
                http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/10/07/...ion/index.html
                Last edited by Nobody; 10-08-2009, 10:38 AM.

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                • #23
                  Lol, flexi cuffs in the hat? First time I heard that one!

                  Tell me more about double-locking the handcuff. Is it not possible to simply unlock it? How is that bad?

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                  • #24
                    http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/10/07/...ion/index.html
                    Last edited by Nobody; 10-08-2009, 10:38 AM.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by mikeymedic View Post
                      Everything on our belts wear out at sometime or another, that is why we always carry multiples of everything...including guns.
                      Exactly what I say!!!!!!!!

                      When I left the sheriff dept i worked for a few years ago, they allowed us to put whatever we wanted on our duty belt to an extent. Which was very helpful (as in mutliple dirt bags) extra cuffs.

                      My new dept written in our policy has exactly how they want the stuff positioned on our duty belt and with the whole cuff thing were only allowed by policy 1-pair on our duty belt, which is a freaking safety issue if I ever saw one, granted we are not the most pro-active dept, but it only takes one time.

                      I carry on my duty belt dept issue S&W chains, and have 2 pair in my passenger seat in my patrol organizer.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by DARE_SUPPORTER View Post
                        Exactly what I say!!!!!!!!

                        When I left the sheriff dept i worked for a few years ago, they allowed us to put whatever we wanted on our duty belt to an extent. Which was very helpful (as in mutliple dirt bags) extra cuffs.

                        My new dept written in our policy has exactly how they want the stuff positioned on our duty belt and with the whole cuff thing were only allowed by policy 1-pair on our duty belt, which is a freaking safety issue if I ever saw one, granted we are not the most pro-active dept, but it only takes one time.

                        I carry on my duty belt dept issue S&W chains, and have 2 pair in my passenger seat in my patrol organizer.



                        Yeah, that's crazy.


                        You'll never encounter more then 1 perp.


                        WTF!




                        That's crazy they tell you how you want your belt. With a 28 inch waist I just can't put everything on my belt like some others do.

                        I don't want to have cuffs or anything on my back because that's a spinal safety issue if I ever fall or land on my back.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by HEDP View Post
                          Yeah, that's crazy.


                          You'll never encounter more then 1 perp.


                          WTF!




                          That's crazy they tell you how you want your belt. With a 28 inch waist I just can't put everything on my belt like some others do.

                          I don't want to have cuffs or anything on my back because that's a spinal safety issue if I ever fall or land on my back.

                          .
                          Buddy, your not telling me anything, I havent already argued about. Were not even allowed a BUG, were standard issue sidearm, shotgun, and rifle....Not allowed BUG

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by beetz12 View Post
                            On TV I sometimes see large guys cuffed with 2 handcuffs because I'm guessing they have poor flexibility in their arms. Is that another reason why some officers carry 2 cuffs?


                            It can because there large and there flexibility is poor, so that there arms just don't go back that far.

                            It could be because they have a shoulder or arm injury.

                            It could because they may have a respitory problem that putting there arms back could aggrevate.

                            It could be a women who's pregnant.


                            Also, obviously more then more perp (who'd ever encounter that), one pair doesn't work, you lose a pair somehow in a chase or something, someone else needs a pair quickly.

                            .

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                            • #29
                              Very interesting. What's the most flex cuffs can you fit your hat? Do they make wearing the hat uncomfortable?

                              I see your point with the double locked cuffs. Guess so long as the BG doesn't resist, you're fine. But if you have to restrain him the same time you're trying to put the cuffs on, that's a risky situation.

                              Tell me more about the prank. How does someone walk up on you and double my cuffs the cuffs in your belt without you noticing?


                              Originally posted by Nobody View Post
                              flex cuffs - you leave them unlinked (unstarted in the zip part) so they curl up inside the top of the hat (don't know if this works for campaign hats, I was a city cop so we wore the other style)

                              double lock - absolutely, in the squad room you can safely take out the cuffs and return the double lock so they operate normally

                              ...but....

                              picture being out on a call, getting out on someone, or someone fighting with you - and you just have enough oxygen to finish the job and get the bad guy's hands cuffed..you take out the cuffs...only to find out that somebody pranked you and double locked your cuffs so now all you can do is hold on to the BG's hands and keep him pinned down because you left your 3rd and 4th arms at home to both hold on for dear life and also unlock the cuffs.....

                              at the end of that, somebody is getting beaten and it's gonna be the guy that pranked you (again..>VERY VERY bad idea, not a prank - a severe officer safety problem that will be resolved without administration knowing about it) (safety note: take out your cuffs and check them for operation as you're getting 10-41 for the shift)

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                              • #30


                                Originally posted by beetz12 View Post
                                Very interesting. What's the most flex cuffs can you fit your hat? Do they make wearing the hat uncomfortable?
                                for the above style, I usually kept 4 zips up there (2 pairs once linked) - you just loosely coil them, drop them in the top of the hat, and they uncoil around the rim so you don't even notice they're up there

                                Originally posted by beetz12 View Post
                                I see your point with the double locked cuffs. Guess so long as the BG doesn't resist, you're fine. But if you have to restrain him the same time you're trying to put the cuffs on, that's a risky situation.

                                Tell me more about the prank. How does someone walk up on you and double my cuffs the cuffs in your belt without you noticing?
                                even if they don't initially resist, the moment the BG hears the cuffs (or sees if you're taking them out before putting the habeas grabbus on them) is usually when they decide to be stupid... in short, "I" am never fine if this happens (double locked cuffs)

                                As far as double locking them - never happened while someone was wearing their duty belt and the cuffs were in the carrier, but if somebody else transports to jail/hospital, or if you lay them down in the squad room for a moment and turn your back - or any number of reasons, the pranksters come out. Just like re-searching a prisoner someone else cuffed before you take custody.... once I get my cuffs back I check that 1. they are mine (i take care of my gear and all are stamped with my initials) and 2. they are still functioning properly

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