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Lock up all your gear while off duty


December 15, 2010

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Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief 10-43: Be Advised...
with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief

Tip: Lock up all your gear while off duty

When leaving your home while off-duty, remember to secure not only your firearm but all your other cop gear as well, including your ballistic vest, ammo, departmental materials, training information, etc. Officers’ homes may be targeted for break-ins because of the kind of gear they can yield. If that stuff lands in the wrong hands, it could prove very dangerous. You definitely don’t want to end up in an encounter with someone who’s wearing your vest, firing your ammo and using your tactics.

 

About the author

Doug Wyllie is Editor in Chief of PoliceOne, responsible for setting the editorial direction of the website and managing the planned editorial features by our roster of expert writers. An award-winning columnist — he is the 2014 Western Publishing Association "Maggie Award" winner in the category of Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column — Doug has authored more than 750 feature articles and tactical tips on a wide range of topics and trends that affect the law enforcement community. Doug is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers' Association (CPOA), and a member of the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA). Even in his "spare" time, he is active in his support for the law enforcement community, contributing his time and talents toward police-related charitable events as well as participating in force-on-force training, search-and-rescue training, and other scenario-based training designed to prepare cops for the fight they face every day on the street.

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