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  • How many of you dip? (chew)...

    Just curious if you dip? Can you have a chew in while in uniform? Our Dept says no smoking while in public, just curious about chew?

  • #2
    No dip in front of the public. Other than that, no problem. We don't have any smokers so that's not an issue.
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    • #3
      Our SOP says that both smoking and dipping must be done with "discretion" while in public. Basically you should avoid doing it in public but if you do be discreet.
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      • #4
        No smoking in the cars, ha, like that works. No chewing in the station. Guys used to spit in the garbage can, chief accidentally threw something out and when he went to retrieve it, he got a surprise. We aren't supposed to chew while talking w/ people. I seldom do, sometimes, depending on the excitement of the shift, gotta have on to relax.

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        • #5
          I think that is about the most disgusting thing ever. When I was in the academy, just about all the guys *dipped* That looks so stupid having a big lump in the bottom of your chin. What ever floats your boat And as for smoking, we only have one car that doesn't stink to high heaven with cig. smoke. I just think it's a little inconsiderate to to smoke in the car when you know there are officers whom it would bother, oh well, if the chief doesn't enforce it, what can I do? Nothing, grin and bear it.

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          • #6
            Yuck...not me!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Summer Rain:
              I think that is about the most disgusting thing.
              I agree and just think of what all those people are doing to their body.
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              • #8
                Very disgusting habit and i have agirlfriend who does it. I get so grossed out when she has to spit. I urged her to just smoke the damn cigarette. Its so much more appealing then chew.
                "To each his own"

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                • #9
                  Alright, none of you guys better let me catch you dipping or I will beat your hineys all the way down the street with your own nitesticks....or your flashlights....and NO whips! You would like that too much!

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                  • #10
                    I went through Instructor School with a girl that dips. I saw the "ring" in the back pocket, and thought "Naaaaaah..." but later on she did dip in front of us, and DID HER FIVE MINUTE PRESENTATION on "The Proper Opening, Withdrawal, and Insertion of Smokeless Tobacco" aaaaagh! I couldn't even watch!

                    I don't care for smoking a bit but I know guys that make dipping pretty filthy too-one guy carries a Gatorade bottle and thinks it's cute to "fill it up" before emptying it. AAAAAGH!

                    Current PD does not address this issue, although I have worked for one that did not allow it, but it was not enforced since the chief was a heavy smoker.
                    People have more fun than anybody.

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                    • #11
                      ICK! We had this really cute guy at the ballfield who dipped. It was impossible to stand there and talk to him be cause he spit every 30 seconds. I felt like I was doing a dance just to get out of the way everytime he spit! My undle is the same way. Spit cups everywhere! It's disgusting!

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                      • #12
                        I dip you dip we dip!!!
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                        'Oh Mitzi you're daisy if ya do!

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                        • #13
                          Ahh, proper dip etiquette in public. I guess there is some learning to be done. I'm a heavy dipper right now, but anyone who doessn't know me wouldn't know if I had a dip in or not. I don't take heaping wads of it anymore, just a little, and I don't spit. Really surprising thing, one morning I had some business with local PD, real progressive agency. Cop that showed up had enough dip in for ten men and first thing he did was spit right on the sidewalk. I was really surprised. Also, I"m in the academy right now and they have a no-smoking, no-dipping rule. Doesn't really bug me too much, but instead of pushing my luck, just hold off for ten hours. Not bad.
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                          • #14
                            About 10 years ago I smoked for about a week, then I realized I was only doing it because I thought I looked cool. Yeah, right.

                            Then a buddy of mine talked me into trying dip. I liked it pretty good for about a month, then the same buddy came to work one day with some Cherry Skoal. I smelled that sweet smell and had to try it. Made me sick as a dog. I thought I was going to have to leave work that night. After that I couldn't dip at all without getting nauseated. I don't miss it though, I think it's a disgusting habit.

                            Out of 22 officers, I think I am the only one that doesn't smoke, dip, chew, or a combination of those.

                            I found something I like. Mint Snuff. It comes in little pouches like Skoal Bandits. It's made entirely of mint leaves, no tobacco. Makes my breath minty fresh, don't have to spit, stops heartburn, and it's really not noticeable to people around me. I've even had one in during court before, Lol.

                            If our dept. has any regulations on it I've never heard of it.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Summer Rain:
                              I think that is about the most disgusting thing ever.
                              I'd quit, but the women like it so much!

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