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  • metalgolem
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    I recently bought a pair of 5.11 Tactical TAC-AK tactical glove (leather and Kevlar) and I carry 4 pairs of latex gloves in a pouch on my duty belt.

    Having two previous occasions where I detained and carefully searched
    thieves and found capped syringes on them, I decided get some affordable
    protection.

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    5.11

    I like my 5.11 gloves. If I am working somewhere outside of my bar that I am assigned to now, I prefer to put on a pair of the medic type nitrile gloves on under them. Of course, my posts usually allow me to dress in a more tactical manner, so I like completing my all black uniform with those. Plus, they provide a great deal of protection against most anything I have encountered. If I were paid better, I would buy a pair of the Hatch gloves with the nifty blood borne lining...

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  • Alaska Security
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    Originally posted by dannyr619 View Post
    Gloves are great to prevent cuts and bodily fluids, but they do add a degree of unprofessional-ism to your image. I guess it all depends on who you interact with. Never the less, all guards should carry at least a pair of medical gloves just in case.
    Gloves make you look unprofessional? I guess that body substance isolation and injury prevention (both environmental and human caused) are unprofessional.

    I have turtleskin gloves, cut/puncture resistant. I wear them when I'm doing any sort of search, vehicluar personal baggage package. unless the weather calls for more aggressive thermal protection.

    I guess dress white gloves make the Old Guard and Marines look unprofessional too, eh?

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  • ddog
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    I have cold weather cashmere gloves, and then I use my old US Army leather shells for moving a cone from in front of an exit lane EVERY car. Gloves are cool, since it protects one of your senses, feel.

    I've got over a half dozen motorcycle gloves for different occasions too, as well as some softball gloves I've not used in 17 years, that look like driving gloves: and bicycle gloves to boot.

    My job does not include fighting gloves, since I'd need about 5 times more an hour to afford applicable insurance coverage.

    All I carry is one pair of gloves on me at a time though, since I'd lose them otherwise with only two coat pockets and a scarf in one. A flashlight, cell phone, and radio is enough for my belt, but if that's what your job calls for, fine. SHOW SOME PICS! Maybe I can carry more (and an extra few minutes every dressing/undressing of uniform per shift(s) ).

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  • JSam21
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    Originally posted by dannyr619 View Post
    Do you wear drop holsters and carry 4 pairs of cuffs too...?

    BE prepared

    LOOK professional
    I do look professional when I'm at work. No I'm not a "Super Ninja" but I like to have my allowed equipment with me. The reason why I started wearing the gloves when it came to hands on encounters is because I scraped up my hand pretty good durring a fight with a disorderly subject. I was out of work for a week because I could not properly use my right hand. So I have the gloves to protect my hands should another situation like that arise. Does that sound fair enough?

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  • echo06
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    Originally posted by SecureTN View Post
    I carry a pair of Hatch gloves. I also have a pouch with two pair of latex gloves. Plus a handfull in a leg pocket.
    Noone has ever told me they look unprofessional when a Shank is pulled from an Inmates shoe, or an inmate hands me a razor and a body part... Who knew?
    Amen ! I agree.

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  • SecureTN
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    I carry a pair of Hatch gloves. I also have a pouch with two pair of latex gloves. Plus a handfull in a leg pocket.
    Noone has ever told me they look unprofessional when a Shank is pulled from an Inmates shoe, or an inmate hands me a razor and a body part... Who knew?

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  • hkbladelawhk
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    I've been using the Hatch Street Guard for a while now. Kinda debating on moving to Blackhawk's Hellstorm Fury Commando.

    Any reviews?

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  • Squidly
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    in a hospital it should be mantatory to wear gloves, I alsoway have at least 3 pair on me at any time.
    Glasses/protective glasses should be also apart on 'kit'

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  • BoyInBlue
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    Originally posted by JSam21 View Post
    And in what degree is that? I feel that it makes it look like you are prepared for any situation. You have to remember a lot of us aren't in the "customer service" type of security. I know I'm not, no matter how much they try to tell me I am. The priorities are as follows: 1. Officer Safety, 2. Staff Safety, 3. Customer Safety, 4. Customer Service.
    Do you wear drop holsters and carry 4 pairs of cuffs too...?

    BE prepared

    LOOK professional

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  • NRM_Oz
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    I had a habit of always rolling my sleeves up on the overalls / working blues back when I was in uniform and was told that this was very intimidating to customers and clients. I really didn't care much as it was due to the weave of the fabric and the weather made this the best choice. Ironically I work in suits and wear long sleeve shirts, but can never roll the sleeves up. Working a few night foot patrols I wore my friskmaster gloves as sometimes moving through a crowd, you could be stuck with something before you even realised what had happened.

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  • Aussie-SO
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    We work one up at a shopping center, we are not allowed to carry batons, cuffs, in fact anything that may be used as a defense against an attack from some nutter.

    We are supplied a radio, it connects us to the cleaner on duty, generally a woman with limited understanding of English.

    We carry a phone, now Imagine the scenario:

    Your walking through the basement car park, a group of youths approaches in an intimidating fashion.

    You say "Guys I must warn you that I am armed with a radio and phone and will if provoked use them"

    They continue toward you. You say "Stop one more step and it's the radio, this is your first and only warning" They continue to approach.

    You pull out your radio and call the lady cleaner with limited English skills, she asks you to repeat what your saying (you don't understand cos she has limited English skills right?)

    So you opt for your backup weapon, out comes the NOKIA 6210 with 2 mega pixel camera, music player, and so much more!

    The youths are shocked by what they see, here's your chance, you dial 000 (911 in the US) place your phone to your ear and hear .... NOTHING ... you have no reception in the basement car park!

    So you advise the gang of youths that you are experiencing technical difficulties and ask if they would just hold off until you move to a better area to gain reception.

    And of course they are happy for you to do this

    Ok so whats the point of this, particularly within this thread?
    I own a pair of gloves but I rarely get to use them. I have a charge officer that says they look too intimidating to be wearing black gloves and if I want to wear gloves the hospital has plenty of latex gloves. He even told me to take them out of my back pocket and not to carry them. I asked him where in the uniform policy it states that I can't wear the black gloves. He said it didn't so they are in my back pocket right now.
    I really do get tired of people placing so little value on one of their employees lives that they will stop you from carrying personal equipment. Oh I know it comes down to insurance etc, but what about the Guard?

    Do we have to have the crap beaten out of us before someone decides that maybe there is a need to lift the restrictions in place regarding the carrying of batons cuffs etc?

    Yes it can come across as intimidating, cops look intimidating but if they're smiling then that changes their whole appearance.

    By the way the above scenario is a reflection of what would have to happen if I was placed into that situation.

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  • PSOfficer
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    I wear hatch gloves except while doing bike patrol. I have 4 pair of nitrile gloves on my belt.

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  • Chucky
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    I usually wear just one glove. If I see an SP(Suspicious person) heading my way I will break out in my best Billy Jean and start moon walking. In most cases they will turn and run away screaming No! No! Please No!. Very effective use of glove.

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  • JSam21
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    I own a pair of gloves but I rarely get to use them. I have a charge officer that says they look too intimidating to be wearing black gloves and if I want to wear gloves the hospital has plenty of latex gloves. He even told me to take them out of my back pocket and not to carry them. I asked him where in the uniform policy it states that I can't wear the black gloves. He said it didn't so they are in my back pocket right now.

    Originally posted by dannyr619 View Post
    Gloves are great to prevent cuts and bodily fluids, but they do add a degree of unprofessional-ism to your image. I guess it all depends on who you interact with. Never the less, all guards should carry at least a pair of medical gloves just in case.
    And in what degree is that? I feel that it makes it look like you are prepared for any situation. You have to remember a lot of us aren't in the "customer service" type of security. I know I'm not, no matter how much they try to tell me I am. The priorities are as follows: 1. Officer Safety, 2. Staff Safety, 3. Customer Safety, 4. Customer Service.
    Last edited by JSam21; 11-18-2007, 02:24 AM. Reason: adding quote and response.

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