Where should you carry your duty bag? P1 members weigh in
Every officer organizes his or her patrol car and duty gear differently. You need to create a setup that ensures that you feel safe and are prepared to act quickly, which can be affected by the equipment you're issued and the layout of the cruiser.
A recent officer-submitted tip discussed the safety concern of leaving a duty bag on the passenger seat in case of an emergency where the passenger door becomes your primary escape route. This brings up questions not only about placement of your duty bag, but the proper materials that should always be within reach and how to manage them during routine situations such as a traffic stop.