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Posted: 7/23/2011 11:42:29 AM EDT
Just got transferred to day shift in a S. Florida agency after working all nights.  Man is it hot.  With the humiidity and heat  you literally sweat standing still in the shade.  And once you get heated up after spending 10 minutes in the sun on a call, it is very difficult to cool down for the rest of the day.  It helps if you can run to the office or a fire station and strip down for a while in the air conditioning and put on a fresh t shirt.  The  polyester uniforms and body armor do not help.  Why don't most departments go to a summer uniform?  Thanks for letting me vent.
Link Posted: 7/23/2011 11:53:53 AM EDT
Amen.

I am more of an evening / night guy. Day shifts tend to draggggg.
Link Posted: 7/23/2011 11:58:44 AM EDT
I feel your pain..

We've been getting 100+ daily temps here in Texas  for over a month now.
I work the 1400/2200 shift. It's like stepping into hell's furnace when I stick my head out of the house to come to work.
Fortunately, our Crown Vics have a good A/C.
It's a good justification for the external body armor. (I wish we had it)
It would be nice to be able to peel it off and cool down.
Link Posted: 7/23/2011 12:11:13 PM EDT
Same here in So TX.  We have the external vests so thats a plus.  Working the 12-10p shift.  It's hot when you come to work and hot when you leave.
Link Posted: 7/23/2011 2:07:45 PM EDT
Day shift here means that you're a gopher for the brass until they go home for the day.
Link Posted: 7/23/2011 2:09:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By USP45Tim:
Day shift here means that you're a gopher for the brass until they go home for the day.


Administrative Bullshit days some people call them.
Link Posted: 7/23/2011 2:51:09 PM EDT
http://www.coolcop.com/

Worth every penny on hot days.

Worth every penny on cold days to get that chill out.
Link Posted: 7/23/2011 2:53:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JayTXGunner:
http://www.coolcop.com/

Worth every penny on hot days.

Worth every penny on cold days to get that chill out.


Link Posted: 7/23/2011 3:06:56 PM EDT


I actually have one for a Crown Vic that I can't use since they just gave me an Impala. But yes, coolcop is awesome.




Originally Posted By JayTXGunner:


http://www.coolcop.com/



Worth every penny on hot days.



Worth every penny on cold days to get that chill out.






 
Link Posted: 7/23/2011 3:08:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By USP45Tim:

I actually have one for a Crown Vic that I can't use since they just gave me an Impala. But yes, coolcop is awesome.

Originally Posted By JayTXGunner:
http://www.coolcop.com/

Worth every penny on hot days.

Worth every penny on cold days to get that chill out.


 


You can get a universal attachment on the site.
Link Posted: 7/23/2011 3:09:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/23/2011 3:10:09 PM EDT by USP45Tim]
Whoa! Just checked out the site. Thanks



ETA: Description: Have a CoolCop for your Crown Vic, but just got switched to an Impala or
Charger? This adapter cup fits your current CoolCop to your new
vehicle.
 
Link Posted: 7/23/2011 3:11:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By USP45Tim:
Whoa! Just checked out the site. Thanks

ETA: Description: Have a CoolCop for your Crown Vic, but just got switched to an Impala or Charger? This adapter cup fits your current CoolCop to your new vehicle.


 




Link Posted: 7/23/2011 3:22:58 PM EDT
My wife initialed my bid for days this year it is hot as all hell, but atleast the A/C is strong.

Link Posted: 7/23/2011 5:09:39 PM EDT
Its hot as hell and my car doesnt have A/C....
Link Posted: 7/24/2011 5:15:51 AM EDT
I'm in Orlando. Been terrible. I work 0600-1800 and I'm drenched with sweat for pretty much entire shift.  I go to nights in about 2 weeks....can't wait!  Oh and your right about being the gopher on days...sucks.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:22:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bandit395:
Why don't most departments go to a summer uniform?  Thanks for letting me vent.


I would think most would, especially in that part of the country.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:18:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tin_Star:
I feel your pain..

We've been getting 100+ daily temps here in Texas  for over a month now.
I work the 1400/2200 shift. It's like stepping into hell's furnace when I stick my head out of the house to come to work.
Fortunately, our Crown Vics have a good A/C.
It's a good justification for the external body armor. (I wish we had it)
It would be nice to be able to peel it off and cool down.


No a/c on a motor..........sigh.

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Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:23:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2011 5:28:12 PM EDT by Black-Tiger]
I know exaclty what you mean; sitting in the sun on a call in FL is no small feat; the poly uniforms we wear, plus body armor just cooks you up from the inside out.

Crank up the A/C on your unit and stick the hose on your body (if you have one) is about the only thing you can do; Can't wait for autum to come in...



ETA: NVM; JayTXGunner already posted what i as explaining...
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 11:46:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Originally Posted By Bandit395:
Why don't most departments go to a summer uniform?  Thanks for letting me vent.


I would think most would, especially in that part of the country.


Florida is the original "we've always done it this way" place. Uniforms are no exception.
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 1:54:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Originally Posted By Bandit395:
Why don't most departments go to a summer uniform?  Thanks for letting me vent.


I would think most would, especially in that part of the country.


It could be worse.

A friend of mine works for a smaller SO and said that used to, they would wear longsleeves and ties year round.
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 2:25:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JayTXGunner:

It could be worse.

A friend of mine works for a smaller SO and said that used to, they would wear longsleeves and ties year round.


It was that way in our agency maybe 40 years ago. I recall some of the old guys when I started talking about those sorts of uniform issues.
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 2:32:20 PM EDT



Originally Posted By JayTXGunner:


http://www.coolcop.com/



Worth every penny on hot days.



Worth every penny on cold days to get that chill out.


Yup.



 
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 3:08:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bcauz3y:

Originally Posted By JayTXGunner:
http://www.coolcop.com/

Worth every penny on hot days.

Worth every penny on cold days to get that chill out.

Yup.
 


Ditto. Had one when I had a patrol car, everyone made fun of it at first until they were on a scene and needed some cool air. Now almost everyone has one on my shift.

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Link Posted: 8/13/2011 6:42:52 PM EDT



Originally Posted By trdvet:



Originally Posted By Tin_Star:

I feel your pain..



We've been getting 100+ daily temps here in Texas  for over a month now.

I work the 1400/2200 shift. It's like stepping into hell's furnace when I stick my head out of the house to come to work.

Fortunately, our Crown Vics have a good A/C.

It's a good justification for the external body armor. (I wish we had it)

It would be nice to be able to peel it off and cool down.




No a/c on a motor..........sigh.



Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile


Yea it does...it's controlled with your right hand





 
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 6:49:02 PM EDT
SWFL day shift here....  only thing I hate more than being out in the heat is being out in the heat with a pair of latex gloves on and trying to dust for prints while sweating to death.  

Wondering if external armor would be any cooler than concealable...  not that my agency has any plans to switch anyway.
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 10:57:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JayTXGunner:
http://www.coolcop.com/

Worth every penny on hot days.

Worth every penny on cold days to get that chill out.


I just don't understand their "Rear Air" product. What is that for?
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 12:03:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bwideman:

Originally Posted By trdvet:
Originally Posted By Tin_Star:
I feel your pain..

We've been getting 100+ daily temps here in Texas  for over a month now.
I work the 1400/2200 shift. It's like stepping into hell's furnace when I stick my head out of the house to come to work.
Fortunately, our Crown Vics have a good A/C.
It's a good justification for the external body armor. (I wish we had it)
It would be nice to be able to peel it off and cool down.


No a/c on a motor..........sigh.

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Yea it does...it's controlled with your right hand

 


In these temps right now it feels more like a blow dryer.

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Link Posted: 8/14/2011 5:00:29 AM EDT
Fortunately, the only time I ever had to work days (other than an overtime shift here and there) was for 1 1/2 months in the fall. Wasn't bad. I did 2 years on the yard, 2 years on swings until I got fed up with the heat and went back to graves
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 6:23:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2011 6:26:01 AM EDT by tpd211]
Originally Posted By XeroSygnal:
SWFL day shift here....  only thing I hate more than being out in the heat is being out in the heat with a pair of latex gloves on and trying to dust for prints while sweating to death.  

Wondering if external armor would be any cooler than concealable...  not that my agency has any plans to switch anyway.


I wear a external vest. They are a lot cooler than a internal vest.

They are still hot, but the heat vents out of it as opposed to being trapped like a internal vest does.

The comfort level is a lot better.

I wear mine with the regular uniform and the 5.11 style BDU's we can wear for patrol.

Mine is Point Blank in black and I just ordered the Molle style in navy blue to wear with my navy blue uniforms & BDU's.

Link Posted: 8/14/2011 2:30:11 PM EDT
Night shift is better but I was still sweating my a$$ off at 0300 standing out at a crash scene.
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