The Importance of Police Equipment
Police gear is fundamental to daily police life. Without this equipment, our streets would be a more dangerous place. The gear that can be found in many outlets can be of a high quality and includes belt equipment such as pouches, holders and belts as well as police apparel including trousers, shirts, base layers, outer layers and boots. There are many other necessary pieces of kit such as ASP batons, police torches and handcuffs and keys.
When writing about police equipment it is well worth discussing belt equipment! This equipment includes torch holders, duty belts, notebook pouches and pen holders. Some famous brands include Price Western Leather (PWL) and ASP who manufacture amongst other things, baton holders (scabbards). Other belt equipment includes key holders, cuff pouches and holders, carabiners, radio pouches and cell phone pouches. This is just a small sample of the belt gear that officers use daily.
Other gear that you will find in police shops include handcuff keys and cuffs as well as ASP baton accessories. As for batons, they can only be supplied in the UK to police or government agencies as they are prohibited weapons ASP batons range from 16 inches to 26 inches in length and ASP are renowned for producing batons that are almost indestructible. They are used by the world’s elite police teams and are a first choice many advanced police agencies. A very common bit of police kit are police torches. There is a range of torches on the market to suit many budgets. Torches are crucial for police personnel, not just for lighting dim places, also for momentarily disorientating criminals by temporarily affecting their night adapted vision. ASP provide a high quality, new generation of torch which deliver an amazingly bright beam and a strong build in a compact design. Other torches worthy of mention are Surefire torches which are extremely popular and have a greater output than a D Cell. They offer tailcap controls, which is perfect for firearms use. Other manufacturers include Gerber, Inova and of course, Maglite.
There is also police gear such as baton and cuff holders, including ASP sidebreak baton scabbards, trifold restraints, twin duty cases, Blackhawk collapsible baton pouches, Blackhawk crossdraw baton pouches, PWL (Price Western Leather) expandable baton holders (3 position swivel), PWL side handle baton sleeves, PWL speedcuff loops (3 position swivel) and PWL Speedcuff pouches ( 3 position swivel and cup). Other police gear that can be found includes utility belts and other leather products, torch loops and sleeves, notebook covers, fixed penalty folders, warrant card wallets, warrant card wallets with badge flaps and Viper slash resistant gloves.
This is just a small insight into the world of police gear.