June 29, 2011
10-43: Be Advised...
with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
Tip: Keep an eye on 'household items'
When you enter a residence or a person’s garage in response to a trouble call, be sure that in addition to watching for “typical” weapons like firearms you stay alert for other things lying around that could be used as improvised weapons. Keep in mind the danger that can be posed by kitchen knives, forks, scissors, baseball bats and other potential impact weapons, chairs that could easily be hurled, sharp yard implements, etc.
Be creative in your thinking when it comes to ID-ing weapons. In the wrong hands, even the most common of household items can be dangerous. Don’t overlook them.