Police Duty Belt: A Closer Look

Police Duty Belt: A Closer Look

The duty belt is just one small piece of our Police edc. Let’s look at the whole picture.
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Uncle Mikes “mirage pro 3” belt
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Uncle Mikes inner belt
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Streamlight stinger LED
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Safariland model 6285 SLS level II retention light bearing duty holster
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Smith and Wesson model 100 handcuffs
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“tripple out” magazine pouch slimline model 775 open top
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Monadnock “autolock” 21″ extendable baton
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As a Field training officer (FTO) for Police and Security personnel, few questions come up as much as how to set up a duty belt. The problem is that like so many things in this industry people ask the wrong queations and, consequently, get the wrong answers.

The duty belt is but a small portion of a police officer or Security person’s load carriage system. We should be asking “How do I set up my uniform?”. The whole thing works as a unit to assist us in doing our job.

Here I will outline briefly my system for the things I carry on my person at work. As always there is volumes more to say on the issue.

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49 comments

  1. I’m 15,my goal when I grow up is to become a police officer. to serve my
    country a better place! and fight crime when ever in need

  2. Very informative and educational Due to the fact that amma be a police
    officer when i grow up :D

  3. Hey, very nice channel, I have subscribed. Are you allowed to make a video
    about the radio? The police here in Romania used to have VHF Motorolas, the
    CP040 was very popular, but a few years ago they have switched to digital
    TETRA (encrypted) also made by Motorola.

  4. Why on earth would a peace officer need 5 clips, the weight alone would be
    a problem ,also what on earth situation would require such firepower
    without waiting for backup, over kill

  5. i really, enjoy you’re videos! i plan on joining the Police Cadet program,
    and i think what i learn here will benefit when i one day serve here in the
    Nation’s Capital. thank you

  6. You say you’re a small guy, just how small? I’m currently 16 years old,
    5’6, I’ve been wanting to become a police officer ever since I knew what
    they were. My height kind of lowers my confidence in following my dreams,
    not sure if I’ll grow anymore.

  7. 2 questions:
    1) what length baton is that?
    2) why not carry two hinge cuffs vice 1 chain, 1 hinge?
    Good info, thanks.

  8. How do you feel about Boston Leather gear in general? Also, I’m sure you’ve
    noticed my recent bombardment of questions on your channel recently, I
    apologize. Law enforcement has been a dream of mine for a long time and I’m
    super nervous about the whole hiring process I’m going through. I just want
    to learn as much as possible before I go through training.

  9. quick question, i see most police, corrections and security run their taser
    in a cross draw fashion. is that just because there’s a lack of left handed
    taser holsters or is running them cross draw for the strong hand better
    than weak hand? (i personally find leaving the strong hand available for
    lethal, baton, etc a better option. and if a cross draw is what was needed,
    i would probably put it on my vest). thanks

  10. It feels nice and safe to have polices out. When im getting older i wanna
    be a police or work on hospital. Great video i will subscribe

  11. not a police officer but work as a fugitive recovery agent love the gear
    videos thanks keep them coming. !!

  12. The light also doesn’t get intentionally turned on either. You need tail
    cap to turn it on and off easily, if you leave it on the criminals can
    follow where you are going.

  13. The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and the brain initiative are the
    worst scams ever perpetrated on the American people. Former U. S. Surgeon
    General Regina Benjamin Warns: Biochips Hazardous to Your Health: Warning,
    biochips may cause behavioral changes and high suicide rates. State
    Attorney Generals are to revoke the licenses of doctors and dentists that
    implant chips in patients. Chip used illegally for GPS, tracking, organized
    crime, communication and torture. Virginia state police have been
    implanting citizens without their knowledge and consent for years and they
    are dying! Check out William and Mary’s site to see the torture enabled by
    the biochip and the Active Denial System. See Terrorism and Mental Health
    by Amin Gadit or A Note on Uberveillance by MG & Katina Michael or
    Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence by Springer or Mind Control,
    Microchip Implants and Cybernetics. Check out the audio spotlight by
    Holosonics. The truth is the biochip works like a sim card. It received
    pulsed modulated laser beams and millimeter wave which it converts into
    electromagnetic waves that your brain interprets into digital images and
    sound. It then takes what your brain sees and hears and converts
    electromagnetic waves into digital and acoustic waves that a computer
    translates into audio and video. In other words, it allows law enforcement
    to see what you see, hear what you hear and communicate directly with your
    brain. “Former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) director
    and now Google Executive, Regina E. Dugan, has unveiled a super small,
    ingestible microchip that we can all be expected to swallow by 2017. “A
    means of authentication,” she calls it, also called an electronic tattoo,
    which takes NSA spying to whole new levels. She talks of the ‘mechanical
    mismatch problem between machines and humans,’ and specifically targets 10
    – 20 year olds in her rant about the wonderful qualities of this new
    technology that can stretch in the human body and still be functional.
    Hailed as a ‘critical shift for research and medicine,’ these biochips
    would not only allow full access to insurance companies and government
    agencies to our pharmaceutical med-taking compliancy (or lack thereof), but
    also a host of other aspects of our lives which are truly none of their
    business, and certainly an extension of the removal of our freedoms and
    rights.” Google News The ARRA authorizes payments to the states in an
    effort to encourage Medicaid Providers to adopt and use “certified EHR
    technology” aka biochips. ARRA will match Medicaid $5 for every $1 a state
    provides. Hospitals are paid $2 million to create “crisis stabilization
    wards” (Gitmo’s) where state police torture people – even unto death. They
    stopped my heart 90 times in 6 hours. Virginia Beach EMT’s were called to
    the scene. Mary E. Schloendorff, v. The Society of New York Hospital 105 N.
    E. 92, 93 (N. Y. 1914) Justice Cardozo states, “every human being of adult
    years and sound mind has a right to determine what shall be done with his
    own body; and a surgeon who performs an operation without his patient’s
    consent, commits an assault, for which he is liable in damages. (Pratt v
    Davis, 224 Ill. 300; Mohr v Williams, 95 Minn. 261.) This case precedent
    requires police to falsely arrest you or kidnap you and call you a mental
    health patient in order to force the implant on you. You can also be forced
    to have a biochip if you have an infectious disease – like Eboli or Aids.
    Coalition of Justice vs the City of Hampton, VA settled a case out of court
    for $500,000 and removal of the biochip. Torture is punishable by $1,000
    per day up to $2 million; Medical battery is worth $2.05 million. They told
    my family it was the brain initiative. I checked with the oversight board,
    and it is not! Mark Warner told me it was research with the Active Denial
    System by the College of William and Mary, the USAF, and state and local
    law enforcement. It is called IBEX and it is excruciating. I have had 3
    surgeries at the site of the implant and need another. It causes cancer!
    I’ve been tortured for 8 years by Virginia law enforcement. Thousands of
    innocent Virginians are being tortured and murdered by criminal cops.
    Please help us get the word out to end these heinous atrocities. The pain
    is 24/7. The VA DCJS sent me a letter stating cops can get keys to
    anyone’s home and steal anything they please. The governor knows and takes
    his cut. Senator Kaine said the FBI is not involved so he can’t help.
    Check out Virginia’s Casual Disregard for the Constitution at forbes dot
    com. Check out Richard Cain’s case. They are torturing infants and
    children. The active denial system comes in rifle form and can murder
    without leaving a mark. I have had two heart attacks and am blessed to be
    alive. We need to make the nation aware to stop these thugs. Now a Dr.
    Whaley of the Medical Examiner’s office reports covering up murders by cops
    and selling brains for $6250 each to the NIH. Beware of Riverside and
    Sentara Hospital. Beware of Dr. Lawrence Chang, Pariser Dermatology, Dr.
    Nicole Nelson, Dr. Shaista Ahsai, and Dr. Lika in her red mercedes, and
    Riverside Emergency Room Physicians, and Dr. Denis Cruff, Dr. Mark Kanter
    and Hampton Sentara Surgeons and Tidewater Multi-specialty Group and Dr.
    Elizabeth Cooper. Most of all, beware of state and local police in
    Virginia. Please help us.

  14. damn son, 3 extra mags ?
    im a police officer from germany and in my state we have just the mag in
    our gun.
    if something big goes down here, were basically fucked with just 13 rounds
    on us.

  15. I agree with your dislike of your dept’s caliber choice, but I’m impressed
    they issue a long slide competition model. I believe the long slide 5+ inch
    barreled models of pistols are perfect for LE
    I work in PA and had to purchase my duty gun, so I bought an M&P 9 Pro
    Series long slide.

  16. Considering how gunhappy the COPS are now days, they should get rid of the
    utility belt entirely. The only thing they should wear is their uniform and
    carry their gun in one hand at all times. Their gun should be a Glock with
    a 50 rnd drum. This will free up much needed money for Cities and States to
    pay for all the wrongful death lawsuits…

  17. Interesting to have your beton directly behind your service weapon. I
    earned extra pushups for that lol. I carry mines on the left to cross
    draw., I also carried my Taser, flashlight and radio on the left. I carry
    my magazine and Handcuff pouch on the right. My glove pouch is also in the
    small of my back.

  18. I’m waiting for my psych results and my academy invitation with CHP. I
    daydream about serving and being on patrol. I can’t imagine the joy and the
    smile on my face when I finally set up my belt. Thanks for the video and
    the insight.

  19. Talking about lack of belt real estate, I did gear sales for a while and
    one of my favorite customers was this tiny little pixie of a woman. She was
    mid-40’s or so, really slender, but hard as a rock. Sergeant-major in the
    air force and retired, then went in full time as a police officer. She was
    in the store on the regular because she was just so tiny that her gear and
    to be special ordered. I was utterly shocked when we get the PO to get her
    a thigh holster. That department was VERY static when it came to things
    like that and very strict on what you could put on the belt, but her waist
    was so slender that it was just impossible to put all the kit on it. They
    let her wear that thigh holster (safariland, same rig they bought for SWAT)
    and it sorted out all her belt issues.

    Still have no idea how someone so slender could be so strong, but I
    would’ve been perfectly happy to have her respond in a bad situation, tiny
    or not.

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  21. What are your thoughts on load bearing vests over duty belts? Especially
    from a security standpoint?

    Normally I think any generic off-the-shelf non-ballistic vest looks really
    tacky, even on law enforcement.
    But I recently invested (pun intended) in a custom & tailor made LBV from
    the same company that makes LBVs for Queensland Police. I haven’t got it
    yet, but they assure me it will look really smart, even in plain clothes.
    Hoping that’s the case, otherwise I’ll have spent nearly $500 to look like
    a complete twat.

  22. how have you learn a setup? like in the academy, did they have you try a
    setup and you moved things around until it’s comfortable?

  23. I am firefighter/captain/commander in the Fort Wayne Fire Department & I
    have my own duty belt for my firefighting stuff.

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