Lock up all your gear while off duty

Submitted by:
PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie


12/15/2010

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.


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. In addition to his editorial and managerial responsibilities, 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.

On a daily basis, Doug is in close personal contact with some of the top subject-matter experts in law enforcement, regularly tapping into the world-class knowledge of officers and trainers from around the United States, and working to help spread that information and insight to the hundreds of thousands of officers who visit PoliceOne every month.

Doug is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), and an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers' Association. He is also a member of the Public Safety Writers Association, and is a three-time (2011, 2012, and 2014) Western Publishing Association "Maggie Award" Finalist in the category of Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column.

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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