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  • #46
    In my hotels we still work in plain clothes but display abadge clipped to our pocket or hung on a chain around our necks.

    On my belt I carry:

    - My personal keys including spares for my offices (3) & my handcuff key.
    - Personal cell phone
    - Peerless handcuffs
    - A small flashlights. (I lost my SureFire G4 last week so I've had to go back to my old reliable 2AA Mini Mag
    - The large set of hotel keys
    - A small pocket mask type device

    In my breast pocket of my jacket:

    - An emergency key card that opens ALL the guest rooms even when double locked
    -An authorization key card. Used to make other key cards, to program & audit locks

    In my jacket pockets:

    - A small set of keys that I use the most often. (Office, elevator)
    - Note book
    - Latex gloves
    - Small knife

    In my shift pocket

    - A pen

    In my hand

    - My walkie-talkie (Being plain clothed I find that carrying it helps id me)

    Being in Canada I can not carry OC spray or Tasers etc. At one time we were able to apply for & carry a gun but very few hotels in the Montreal area ever did. The thoughts were that a hotel hallway was not the place for a gun fight.
    The only hotel that I'm sure did was the Chateau Champlain. It was owned by Canadian Pacific Railways. Their security staff were Railway Special Constables. It has since been sold & is managed by Marriott. They are no longer armed.
    I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
    Security Officers. The 1st First Responders.

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    • #47
      on my person

      wow I kinda jumped into this thread to late, hopefully I can still contribute, I am loss prevention so I dont wear a duty belt but I do have with me.

      1. police evidence notebook
      2. All my arrest and trespass paper work
      3. Maglight
      4. Puncture proof/cut resistant search gloves
      5. Kobaton (so I dont loose my keys)
      6. Cell phone
      7. Whatever change of clothes I happen to have brought to shift that day

      Ben Wallace

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      • #48
        Does it actually say "Police Evidence Book?"

        We used to carry these cool "reporter's notepads" with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office logo on them. It said on the notepad, "Deputy's Reporting Book." I knew a guy who got a ration of crap from a off-duty police officer that had a ... disliking of the Sheriff's Office. He tried to throw the book at this security officer, who was also a Pinellas reserve deputy.

        Did I mention we're not allowed to have anything on our person that would give the average person (ie: off duty cop) the idea that we're a sworn law enforcement officer? Did I mention that the poor guy's only saving grace was the star in his back pocket, which he used to tell the cop to go away and leave him alone, before he suddenly switched jobs and arrested the idiot?
        Some Kind of Commando Leader

        "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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        • #49
          what i carry

          note pad
          pen
          mechanical pencil
          cell phone(trying to find basketweave holster for it on e-bay)
          smith and wesson chrome handcuffs
          2 extra hi-cap mags
          AA mini maglite with LED and instant on conversion
          S&W sigma in .40 s&w
          D cell maglite for night posts
          2 pair surgical gloves
          my employer has also graciuosly provided a level 2a point blank vest
          duty belt,dual retention holster and all other belt accesories in black basketweave(look sharp,feel sharp,be sharp)
          car has foul weather gear,light and heavy jackets,extra batteries,extra ammunition,notepads,pens,pencils,duty notebook,city maps,pretzels,tide pen in duty bag.
          i work for a contract company so other than the uniform shirts,brass,jackets and vest i buy my own gear.Is that kind of a universal thing in this business?Have a great day folks.

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          • #50
            My employer gave me pants and jackets in Florida. Some agencies give out everything.
            Some Kind of Commando Leader

            "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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            • #51
              OC
              Sidearm
              Cuffs
              Gloves/CPR Mask
              Concealed Cuff Key
              Maglight Ring
              Cuffs
              Stinger
              Baton
              Radio
              Carcam Remote W/Mic

              Vest
              Backup Firearm
              Folding Knife
              I believe I speak for everyone here sir, when I say, to Hell with our orders.
              -Lieutenant Commander Data
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              • #52
                Originally posted by EMTFirefighter
                - Pen and Notebook in my shirt pocket

                Buckleless leather duty belt, from center counter-clockwise:
                - Key clip (rarely with keys on it, the set is too big for walking around with)
                - Keeper
                - Radio in leather holder
                - Stinger XT in leather holder (with cover flap cut off)
                - Keeper
                - Keeper
                - Latex glove holder
                - ASP Baton in leather holder
                - Keeper
                - OC Spray in leather holder

                Bunch of crap in my duty bag: extra gloves, enormous policy book, metal forms holder, citation holder, extra rarely-used forms, extra pens, evidence bags, DVD player.
                No cuffs? How do you restrain prisoners? We have to carry a restraining device even when we carry off-duty.
                I believe I speak for everyone here sir, when I say, to Hell with our orders.
                -Lieutenant Commander Data
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                • #53
                  I answered this in the Duty Gear Setup thread.
                  http://forums.securityinfowatch.com/showthread.php?t=47
                  Hospital Security Officer

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                  • #54
                    stuff

                    Shirt:

                    not pad
                    2 pens
                    nextel
                    DL
                    note cards
                    long cuff key

                    Belt:

                    ASP
                    Radio
                    Cuffs X 2 , reg and hinged
                    latex free gloves, (medical)
                    Poly stinger
                    mini mag
                    multi tool (gen leatherman)
                    mk4 pepper foam
                    key keeper


                    Vest
                    folding knife 1 or 2 mabe more

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                    • #55
                      On duty belt:

                      Motorola radioW/Shoulder Mic
                      Glove pouch W/3 pair latex gloves.
                      Mark4 pepper spray
                      26" ASP
                      Master keys to Hospital
                      Personel cell phone.
                      Stinger in Bianchi holster
                      Last edited by Unit 6; 04-07-2006, 04:08 PM. Reason: forgot light

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by N.A. Corbier
                        I was wondering that, too, since Aussie guards seem to be big on these duress alarms. Are there alot of guards per contract, or does it simply call "911" for you?
                        Duress alarm? What duress alarm? We have a VRT (you know, I'm not even sure what that means) that we have to make into the company every 2 hours. What happens between the time you make that contact to tell them you are alive and the next contact is anyone's guess. You could be laying in a pool of your own blood, but if you miss that VRT check, the company will have your head on a silver platter. Or at least, my patrols team leader will be sending you a 'Please Explain' letter with serious repercussions in regards to you keeping your job. *sigh*

                        Obviously, we have nothing better to do in the middle of a break and enter check than to stop, ignore everything going on around us and make a call in to do our VRT to a recorded message center, then continue checking if anyone is onsite.

                        The complete idiocy of higher management astounds me at times. It doesn't surprise me, just amazes me the insane heights that can be reached.

                        When I first reported for duty with my new security firm, I received:

                        2x Dark Blue Pleated Trousers
                        3x Light Blue Pinstriped Long Sleeve shirts (in the middle of summer)
                        1x Tie (red with small blue C's on it)
                        1x Boots (that didn't fit me)
                        1x Heavy Winter Jacket

                        That's it, thats all.

                        I began wearing a duty belt, which contained the normal radio, maglite ringholder, notepad holder, etc.

                        Now while on patrols:

                        2x Notepads in bag
                        1x Pen in shirt pocket
                        1x Pen in bag
                        1x small surefire style LED flashlight on regular belt
                        1x Spotlight in bag
                        1x First Aid Kit
                        1x Local Map
                        1x drink in cooler bag
                        2x snacks in cooler bag
                        1x personal mobile
                        1x company mobile combo push-to-talk unit
                        1x HHT unit (barcode scanner)

                        And that's pretty much the extent of it, except for some cd's for listening to music quietly at break.

                        Note that nothing else is provided by the company. Oh, wait, I forget, they did provide us with a first aid kit that contains a facemask and some gloves. I carry my own, as the first aid kits in the vehicles are never checked to keep them up to date with bandaids / bandages, etc.

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by OzPatrol
                          ... We have a VRT (you know, I'm not even sure what that means) that we have to make into the company every 2 hours....
                          VRT = Verification Report Time
                          Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Mr. Security
                            VRT = Verification Report Time
                            Sounds reasonable.

                            Essentially, what happens is the security person calls in, gets a recorded message stating to enter your # which is usually 2 numbers plus your site location or patrol location number, then enter a password. It then informs you your checkin has been logged.

                            Normally takes anywhere between 16-20 seconds to do the actual check and then however long you are fiddling around with the phone to dial the number plus hang up. Makes for an interesting drive in traffic. There are laws in regards to operating a mobile phone in vehicles that are not on hands free here in Australia, so....yeah, if you are using it, you should be using a hands free, but its a bit hard to do that considering no hands free kits are in patrol vehicles and very few of the patrol officers are given ear pieces to use in conjunction with the mobile phones.

                            Australia's laws in regards to the use of mobiles (without handsfree) is a nice little fine.

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                            • #59
                              i carry on my duty rig
                              2 pairs of S&W cuffs (one hinged and one chain)
                              1 pair of peerless chain cuffs
                              A 2oz can of sabre red h20
                              a 26" asp baton
                              Streamlight stinger flashlight
                              A 2 C cell maglight for a back up light
                              Last edited by bigdog; 04-09-2006, 05:13 AM.
                              "Get yourself a shovel cause your in deep Sh*t"

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by bigdog
                                i carry on my duty rig
                                2 pairs of S&W cuffs (one hinged and one chain)
                                1 pair of peerless chain cuffs
                                A 2oz can of sabre red h20
                                a 26" asp baton
                                You need more crap.

                                I mean a flashlight.
                                Some Kind of Commando Leader

                                "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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