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Keep an eye on 'household items'


June 29, 2011

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Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief 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.

 

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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