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New-patch_max50

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Posted about 7 years ago

 

Does anyone work for any agency that owns any handheld FLIR devices that officers in the filed can use to find items like firearms or narcotics that a perp may have tossed during a foot chase?

If so, how well does it work and what brand handheld FLIR do you use?

Usmcdevildog_max50

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The last agency that I worked for had one. I was great when it came to looking for someone that bailed into the woods after a vehicle pursuit. They're purposes are almost countless. Looking for bodies, runners, drugs, hidden compartments on vehicles, you name it. I can't remember what brand we had. There is also a newer unit that is about the size of a night vision monacle that can be worn on the head for hands free capability.


"Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men and liked it never really care for anything else thereafter. You will meet them doing various other things with resolve, but their interest rarely holds because after the other thing ordinary life is as flat as the taste of wine after the taste buds have been burned off your tongue." Ernest Hemingway

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Dupe Police...PULL OVER!

http://policelink.monster.com/discussions/2-gear-and-equipment/topics/1002-handheld-flir

New-patch_max50

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LOL. No one answered in there. I thought this area got better traffic.

3734983337_1__max50

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gts ,the all seeing eye.

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ODIN said:

gts ,the all seeing eye.

Isn't omnipresence fun?

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Indeed ... *wink*

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GTS197 said:


ODIN said:


gts ,the all seeing eye.


Isn't omnipresence fun?


yeah, and knowing every thing is too.

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I wouldn't know anything about that.

1979_max50

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Not available when I was working. The funny thing is that once we chased some guys that broke into a business and after a car chase they bailed and we caught the driver but the passenger made it into the woods. We got a couple of Officer and always made it to the area he was try9ing to come out of and he could not figure out how we could see him in the dark as it was really dark in that area. The dumb-ass was wearing those tennis shoes that had the little lights in the heels that lite up when they walk. All we did was watch him running in the woods back and forth! LOL

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Sounds like a candidate for a Darwin Award.

Usmcdevildog_max50

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We had to get the FLIR out one night after a pursuit ended on a back country road and the turd bailed. We could see a heat signature way off through the brush but couldn't get him. this is at like 9pm in the evening. His mom ID'd him by the shirt that he was was wearing when he left the house in HER car. I got off at 6am that morning. Well I came back on shift at 6pm and did the usual start of shift BS. Around 6:30 or so decided to go down that road and look at the skid marks where we forced him off the road the night before. Drove out of town about 5 miles stopped on the side of the road and just looked around for a bit. On the way back I saw a guy with no shirt on covered in dirt trying to thumb a ride.....guess who it was.......HE HE HE HE......."son you shoulda stayed in the woods"


"Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men and liked it never really care for anything else thereafter. You will meet them doing various other things with resolve, but their interest rarely holds because after the other thing ordinary life is as flat as the taste of wine after the taste buds have been burned off your tongue." Ernest Hemingway