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  • Bill Warnock
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    Originally posted by Chucky
    I can't count the number of times people including fellow non security workers have suggested that I get a vest. I love the facial expression when I give the trauma plate a couple knocks. I can't believe that a boss would be against anyone wearing a vest that fits correctly unless he is jealous cause he can't afford one. Just the idea that if my air bag malfunctions and I have the vest on is soothing. Having been a safety office at a major Tech school I do know that life safety issues take precedence over all other issues as it applies to the whole of the campus and no one can over ride LS equipment placement. I am not sure how that would apply to an individual wearing a vest though.
    Chucky I believe to the depth of my soul some bosses want the security person to back away from any situation and not engage or cause any trouble for anyone.
    We have so many folks walking around with broken elevators, they consistantly don't go to the top floor. That is the person who might just decide to try to stick you or put a shiv in you. Any shirty just might go off.
    Enjoy the day,
    Bill

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  • Chucky
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    I can't count the number of times people including fellow non security workers have suggested that I get a vest. I love the facial expression when I give the trauma plate a couple knocks. I can't believe that a boss would be against anyone wearing a vest that fits correctly unless he is jealous cause he can't afford one. Just the idea that if my air bag malfunctions and I have the vest on is soothing. Having been a safety office at a major Tech school I do know that life safety issues take precedence over all other issues as it applies to the whole of the campus and no one can over ride LS equipment placement. I am not sure how that would apply to an individual wearing a vest though.

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    Originally posted by Bill Warnock
    If they are busting caps near your site and have weapons pointed at you and I were you, I'd get a vest and wear it with a religious fervor.
    Being armed in the future is no guarantee you'll be unharmed.
    Enjoy the day,
    Bill
    I completely agree Bill...Other guards used to make fun of me for wearing my vest while working unarmed. Just dumb.

    You don't only wear your seatbelt when you're expecting to get in an accident, right?
    Last edited by OccamsRazor; 04-10-2007, 11:15 PM.

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  • Bill Warnock
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    Originally posted by wilrobnson
    Tame office complex here too- http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/10/mic....ap/index.html

    Honestly, I had more problems with guns being pointed at me/brandished at me/ fired near my site, while working unarmed, waiting for my license, than I have had since starting armed work.
    If they are busting caps near your site and have weapons pointed at you and I were you, I'd get a vest and wear it with a religious fervor.
    Being armed in the future is no guarantee you'll be unharmed.
    Enjoy the day,
    Bill

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    Originally posted by EMTjon
    I've not seen the need to wear one at work yet... we are not armed, yet (we carry OC and cuffs) and in the 2+ years I've been there, we've not had any incidents where PD needed to be called... we are a relatiely tame office complex.
    Tame office complex here too- http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/10/mic....ap/index.html

    Honestly, I had more problems with guns being pointed at me/brandished at me/ fired near my site, while working unarmed, waiting for my license, than I have had since starting armed work.

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  • EMTjon
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    I've not seen the need to wear one at work yet... we are not armed, yet (we carry OC and cuffs) and in the 2+ years I've been there, we've not had any incidents where PD needed to be called... we are a relatiely tame office complex.

    The day we become armed, I will, however, start wearing my vest, and wear my vest EVERY day.

    I own a vest because I bought one to wear on the ambulance... I don't always wear it, but I always have it with me... I keep it in a tactical carrier when I'm not wearing it, so I can put it on at a scene if I feel like it's a good idea.

    Yes, I know I should wear it all the time. But I often don't bother, because it is very uncomfortable, espicially in the summer.

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  • sgtnewby
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    My hospital buys us a brand new vest for initial issue when we get hired, and then every five years pay $300.00 towards a new one and the rest of the money can come from our uniform alowances. We generally use "Gatorhawk" vests and can either wear them under the shirt or wear the outer carriers over the shirt that are made to look like a normal uniform shirt.

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  • Bill Warnock
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    Originally posted by BHR Lawson
    I do not wear a vest at BHR. It would just be too far out of place. We try not to have a "police image". We typically wear black cargo pants, slacks, and a polo shirt. Few of us wear duty belts, and they only carry our Nextel, gloves and keys.

    When I do armed security for antique auctions for my father, I will vest up usually.

    There is a college down the road from here, St. Martins University, who allows their officers to carry OC, but do not let them wear vests because it "makes the campus seem unsafe".
    If you wear the new form fitting under the outer garment, you and only those you choose to tell would know you are wearing such a vest. Hopefully the political environment is not that convoluted.
    Enjoy the day,
    Bill

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  • Lawson
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    I do not wear a vest at BHR. It would just be too far out of place. We try not to have a "police image". We typically wear black cargo pants, slacks, and a polo shirt. Few of us wear duty belts, and they only carry our Nextel, gloves and keys.

    When I do armed security for antique auctions for my father, I will vest up usually.

    There is a college down the road from here, St. Martins University, who allows their officers to carry OC, but do not let them wear vests because it "makes the campus seem unsafe".

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  • BadBoynMD
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    Anytime I am in uniform, or working any type of detail, yes even a kids sporting event the vest is warn. Anything can happen at anytime. Nothing in life is guaranteed, but death and taxes.

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    Originally posted by Mall Director
    As sad as it is, we are forbidden to wear said item, as our corporation deems it to be an "instigative device" by encouraging the common public to test the items effectiveness!

    On the other hand, a blind eye never hurts!
    I've heard this with weapons, guns, and "police-like" uniforms, but never vests.

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  • Mall Director
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    As sad as it is, we are forbidden to wear said item, as our corporation deems it to be an "instigative device" by encouraging the common public to test the items effectiveness!

    On the other hand, a blind eye never hurts!

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  • Bill Warnock
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    Originally posted by wilrobnson
    So does recovery from surgery to remove a bullet.

    IMHO, vests are like guns. You never need one until you need one very badly.
    Better words have not been spoken.
    I you think a bullet resistant vest restricts your movement, what of a coffin?
    If you are in a situation where you need to have a vest, get one and wear it at all times, going to work, at work and coming back from work.
    It is a long, long way back from dead, in fact it is an unending journey.
    Enjoy the day,
    Bill

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    Originally posted by Qarlo X64
    Vests are great but I've found they usually restrict movement waaaaay more than I care for.
    So does recovery from surgery to remove a bullet.

    IMHO, vests are like guns. You never need one until you need one very badly.

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  • Bill Warnock
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    Originally posted by Qarlo X64
    Whenever I work CRE posts (normally government housing complexes), I usually wear my vest. I'm doing mall security currently where we're not allowed (those of us Commissioned) to carry a firearm, nor pepper spray, foam or even an Asp... thus I'd feel a bit odd wearing body armor and carrying only a radio, keys holder, hand cuffs and a club sized Maglite on my duty belt. Vests are great but I've found they usually restrict movement waaaaay more than I care for. Even on CRE posts I had to gauge the severity of the enviroment, but for a first deployment to a new site I always wear it.
    Please look at the flexibility of dragon skin armor.
    Elsewhere in gear on this forum there is some information you might find useful.
    Enjoy the day,
    Bill

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