When patting someone down, search for BBs

Submitted by:
Ryan L. Russell
Choctaw Nation Tribal Police, Oklahoma


Most new officers, when asked what to search for while patting someone down, or search incident to arrest, reply, “guns, knives, drugs, etc.”

If that is all you search for, that is all you will find. I tell them to search for BBs. If you search for something that small you will find all the others. Sometimes the hardest thing to find is the obvious. Stay safe.

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