So whats in your patrol bag?
I have in one of the Hatch patrol bags:
-One of those metal clipboards with all paperwork inside
-Pens, Pencils, Paperclips
-A spare Maglite and a striaght baton (in case I fuck up the PR24)
-A set of those little binos. (Sometimes it is nice to be able to see across those big empty spaces sometimes found on post.)
-Spare set of hand irons
-Spare M9 mag (No spare ammo.)
-Shitload of D cell, Surefire, AA and AAA batteries
-MP3 player with one of those radio adaptors that you tune it to the right station to transmit to the radio. (German radio sucks ass)
-Little headset for cell phone (Driving and holding a cell phone to your ear is illegal in Germany.)
-Roll of scotch tape (For when the desk sergeant wants things posted up, or I want to leave a warning note on someone's vehicle.)
-spare ticketbooks, notebooks, index cards.
-4 pack of redbull, and some beef jerky, and various other small munchies.
What do you estimate the weight of your bag?
25 pounds maybe? Not bad at all.
ETA: I only have to walk it from the company to the MP station and back to the barracks after shift. Otherwise it just sits on my front passenger seat all day.
State Crimes book
Muni. Ord. book
Super secret police response guide book
Traf. Cits. in metal clip b.
Park Cits. (only used when my handicapped lady calls to tell me about nonhandi. pking in a handy zone) in metal clip b.
Cordura covered flex file containing the multitude of forms needed.
1st aid kit
traf. wand for flashlight
Xtra nitrile gloves
xtra watch cap
Surfire spares carrier w batts.
Blk & a Slvr sharpie
Xtra gel pens
Set of shakles attached to the outside via velcro
Locking D ring
xtra boot laces
xtra pen style cuff key
2 xtra keepers
spare metal radio holder
xtra case books(small note books)
2 shop rags.
I keep my big metal clipboard out of the bag. Bag goes in trunk.
5 00 buck
1 Glock 22 mag toped off
spare light & batts.
Now I've gotta do my spring bag cleaning thanks
Folder with all the assorted forms
Parking tickets and envelopes
Arizona Revised Statute book
Puncture proof gloves (yeah right...)
Victims rights pamphlet (waste of money and printed in spanish)
spare lithiums for surefire and gladius (both on belt)
spare cuff key
fingerprint kit ( No, ma'am. we can't take prints off of a rock like they do on CSI....)
screwdriver with multiple heads
band aids and tylenol
large supply of vionex wipes for after dealing with CHUDS
bag goes in the trunk and the ticket book goes up front with me. Its a heavy SOB too. Also in the trunk goes our duffle bag of chemical warfare gear and our operations orders (department policy) that took a small forest to print up.
ammo, ammo, ammo
extra mags for patrol rifle
spare batteries for tac light
powerade / water
extra summons books
motor vehile and criminal statue books
leo quick reference
first aid kit
evidence / property tags
Trunk bag is all the stuff I might need but not on a daily basis. In-car bag has forms, extra ammo, extra cuffs, binos, etc.
spare surefire G2
Three bags with personal gear and forms. Also one bag with a chem suit/respirator, one camera bag, one riot gear bag, and a double rifle case.
Oh yeah, and a box for the flares and crime scene tape.
You sound like a bad version of CSI.
We'll solve any and all crimes before the next commercial break with all our gear.
Paper work in a flex file
Clip board with statments
G2 with w/extra batteries
Inova X5 for those extended usage times
needle storage tube
lots of rubber gloves
extra portable battery
various other items
NBC kit in trunk
Dang how I wish this were in the G.D. so I could make DROP GUN jokes and such!
thats kept in my right cargo pocket.
Just out of curiosity, why do you need a dictionary for patrol work?
For when your
That was just screaming for an edit...
damnit...thats why the desk sergeant attacks my reports with a red pen.
To add something, a portable satellite radio... transmits to the cruiser radio, and I have way more channel choices for those long nights!!