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Posted: 4/15/2018 6:58:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2018 6:58:53 PM EDT by Merlin]
Like the title says, a friend of mine just made detective at a large-ish police force in North AL. I'd like to get him a gift; what do you LEO guys recommend?

For personal reasons, alcohol of any kind is not on the table. Say $50-$100 or so.

Thanks!
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Link Posted: 4/15/2018 8:00:48 PM EDT
How about a personalized leather portfolio folder?
Link Posted: 4/15/2018 8:17:07 PM EDT
A good pen and personalized notebook cover.
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Get him an industrial shredder and a Costco size pack of No-Doz. I've been a "Defective" for a while pushing a desk instead of a marked unit. I get fatter and the case load never disappears.
Link Posted: 4/15/2018 8:37:45 PM EDT
Small flashlight or a pocket knife or something cool. I got one of my detective friends this pen holder that looks like a revolver cylinder, he got a kick out of it, ha
Link Posted: 4/15/2018 9:07:50 PM EDT
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FML, did I mispost this thread to GD???

Link Posted: 4/15/2018 10:55:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gordianus:
A good pen and personalized notebook cover.
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Originally Posted By Gordianus:
A good pen and personalized notebook cover.
Originally Posted By chriscamilo:
How about a personalized leather portfolio folder?
Great idea! Can you guys make any recommendations? Other than LAPG, I wouldn't know where to start. Thanks!
Link Posted: 4/15/2018 10:56:16 PM EDT
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Get him an industrial shredder and a Costco size pack of No-Doz. I've been a "Defective" for a while pushing a desk instead of a marked unit. I get fatter and the case load never disappears.
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Originally Posted By GunDisaster:
Small flashlight or a pocket knife or something cool. I got one of my detective friends this pen holder that looks like a revolver cylinder, he got a kick out of it, ha
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What's the shiznet of small flashlights for plainclothes LEOs? Something-something Surefire?

As you can tell, I'm looking for some pretty specific recommendations; I suck at gift-selecting.

Thanks,
Link Posted: 4/15/2018 11:15:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Merlin:

What's the shiznet of small flashlights for plainclothes LEOs? Something-something Surefire?

As you can tell, I'm looking for some pretty specific recommendations; I suck at gift-selecting.

Thanks,
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Get him an Olight S1 Baton rechargeable. Small, USB rechargeable with a magnetic tail cap, several brightness levels up to 900 lumens, and a blinding strobe.
Link Posted: 4/16/2018 12:02:19 AM EDT
Really good pen, he will need it, also a recording device to take statements?
Link Posted: 4/16/2018 3:02:04 PM EDT
https://olightworld.com/led-flashlights/rechargeable/olight-s10r-baton-iii
Link Posted: 4/16/2018 8:54:50 PM EDT
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Every detective should have a decent fedora.

He doesn't have to WEAR it on duty but he should at least have one.

Seriously. Tradition counts for something.

He's a DETECTIVE for God's sake! He needs a fuckin' HAT!

ETA: Kill 'em all. Let GD sort it out

Link Posted: 4/17/2018 10:40:24 AM EDT
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Get him an industrial shredder and a Costco size pack of No-Doz. I've been a "Defective" for a while pushing a desk instead of a marked unit. I get fatter and the case load never disappears.
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We call our shredder "Watergate."
Link Posted: 4/17/2018 8:08:49 PM EDT
Nice leather portfolio. Maybe one with a tablet pocket in it. I have one from colonel litteltons
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Get him an industrial shredder and a Costco size pack of No-Doz. I've been a "Defective" for a while pushing a desk instead of a marked unit. I get fatter and the case load never disappears.
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This man knows what's up.

Get him a gym membership to go with that pen and portfolio.
Link Posted: 4/17/2018 10:34:27 PM EDT
Big magnifying glass!
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Get him an Olight S1 Baton rechargeable. Small, USB rechargeable with a magnetic tail cap, several brightness levels up to 900 lumens, and a blinding strobe.
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That looks like an excellent gift, thanks!

They're not planning a congrats party (), so I'm going to send it to his home C/O "Detective Dan". His mom that was funny as heck!

Thanks!
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perfect for those long days in the office while they are "working"

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I'd get him a nice pen.

The Maxmadco is a great looking, USA made SS Pen that's classy, but also durable:



http://maxmadco.com/products/retractable-pen/
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Paper detective or proactive detective?
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I don't know what that means.

He's in Property Crimes right now; suit, unmarked car, regular hours and shifts - 'bout all I know from a 5 minute conversation with his dad. He's been trying to get it for a while, I know this was at least the 2nd time he took the test.
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