Thursday, February 27, 2014


Posted by: Blue

The bi-polar patient we picked up two nights ago was in his manic stage.

He told my partner we had to kill Gretzky.

He also told the nurse he was going to climb down his v-neck, crawl up his crack and come out behind him to straighten-out his spine.

Then he threatened to rip my partner's head off with his bare hands and kick it around like a soccer ball.

It took 3 doses of Valium to put him out.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Personation with Intent to Avoid Arrest

Posted by: Blue

If you lie about your name, make sure the person you are trying to say that you are does not have a warrant.

You'll get pinched on your breaches, plus charged with Personation.

We always know.  Fingerprints don't lie.

Monday, February 17, 2014


Posted by: Blue

If you are acting up or doing something you shouldn't when the police show up, if you hear "Tango-Zulu. Tango-Zulu." You should probably smarten up pretty damn quick. You are about to get Tazered.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Duty Gear: The Belt

Posted by: Blue

This is what I carry with me on my duty belt while I am working (starting to the right of my duty belt buckle and going clockwise):

  1. Cruiser keys
  2. Sabre Red oleoresin capsicum (OC or "pepper") spray
  3. Smith & Wesson Model 100 handcuffs (nickel)
  4. Glock Model 22 .40 cal. with 15 rounds - 14 in the mag and one in the chamber - carried in a level 3 retention Serpa duty holster by Blackhawk
  5. Gerber "Suspension" multi-tool/pliers
  6. 16" ASP extendable baton with "Bust-a-Cap" end cap (for easily breaking glass)
  7. Silent key carrier which holds 2 different shotgun keys for the racks in the cars, spare handcuff key, key for my gun case and a key for my gun's trigger lock
  8. Second set of Smith & Wesson Model 100 handcuffs (also nickel)
  9. XTAR TZ20 820 max. lumen tactical flashlight - runs on either 2 - CR123 batteries, or 1 - 18650 or 1 - 17670 rechargeable battery
  10. Radio holder - radio includes shoulder mic and earpiece (earpiece attached to my exterior armour carrier)
  11. 2 extra magazines - 15 rounds each (ammo is Federal Tactical Jacketed Hollow Points)
  12. Taser X26 in Blackhawk holster (crossdraw)
  13. Extra Taser cartridge
  14. False keeper with hidden handcuff key
The side-release buckles you see connect to the suspenders on my armour carrier.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Duty Gear: Flashlights

Posted by: Blue

I have two flashlights. The main one is an XTAR TZ20 820 max. lumen tactical flashlight. It runs on either 2 - CR123 batteries, or 1 - 18650 or 1 - 17670 rechargeable battery.

The other is a Surefire 6PX Pro with a 320 lumen high and 15 lumen low output. I keep the Surefire on the shoulder of my vest for hands free lighting while reading licenses and writing in the dark. It runs on the same batteries as the XTAR, but will not accept the 18650 cells. 

I always keep 2 spare batteries in my vest. One for each light. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Duty Gear: Knife

Posted by: Blue

There is no standard issue knife, however officers are permitted to carry a knife for use as a tool, provided it fits into the following categories:

  1. It must be a folding knife; no fixed blades
  2. It must have a blade of 4" or less
  3. It must be carried on the person in an inconspicuous, place which is difficult for a subject to grab
  4. It may not be carried on the duty belt in a holster
I carry a Spyderco Endura4 with a stainless steel handle and VG-10 steel blade.  It rides in my right hand front pocket and is obstructed from sight and reach by the barrel portion of my pistol holster.  I also carry it in my pocket daily off-duty.  Fantastic knife.

A multi-tool may also be carried, and this may be mounted to the duty belt.  I carry a Gerber Suspension in a sheath at the 4:30 position on my duty belt.  Off duty, I always have my Leatherman Surge.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Duty Gear: OC Spray

Posted by: Blue

We carry Sabre Red Crossfire OC Spray which dispenses in a stream, rather than a mist or a gel.

It contains 1.33% Oleoresin Capsicum.  It's approximately 1.5 to 2 times stronger than the average bear spray.