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I personaly think that if you are going to carry your badge off duty, you should carry your firearm. All you are doing is making yourself an unarmed target if you don't carry your firearm.

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I agree!

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Eisinger says ...



I personaly think that if you are going to carry your badge off duty, you should carry your firearm. All you are doing is making yourself an unarmed target if you don't carry your firearm.



U carry a weapon off duty? Do you wear ur badge off duty too???


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Always have both concealed. Police Officer 24/7!!!

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Always have both concealed. Police Officer 24/7!!!



THAT IS CORRECT!!!!!


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Forgot to say that both are concealed.

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Eisinger says ...



I personaly think that if you are going to carry your badge off duty, you should carry your firearm. All you are doing is making yourself an unarmed target if you don't carry your firearm.



They are a pair...where there is one, the other must go!!


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Military cops are wearing badges and guns off duty?????...and saluting indoors???


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Its odd....its his first post and he is telling us how we should be doing stuff


.......If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives, then you will be afraid to cough !!!

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well yea the AF salutes in doors, because they are the AF



We didnt do that when I was in


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Always have my firearm but who cares if I have my badge, I sometimes have it. always concealed.


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Eisinger says ...



I personaly think that if you are going to carry your badge off duty, you should carry your firearm. All you are doing is making yourself an unarmed target if you don't carry your firearm.



Before you start "Training us".....how bout an introduction??


.......If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives, then you will be afraid to cough !!!

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"AIR COPS" as far as I know they arent aloud to carry or wear there badge off duty. Security Forces investigations may be able too like OSI but not normal SF guys

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No I don't carry a firearm or a badge off duty. No the AF doesn't salute indoors it was just for the picture.

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I would say Eisinger makes an excellent point here.  I've personally witnessed many law enforcement officers carry a badge, usually in their wallet with their department identification, and haphazardly toss it around when they are pulling out their wallet.  They were often not in possession of their firearm at the time and anyone that was close could easily see that they were a police officer.  Generally this isn't a problem but all it takes is one time and the wrong person to see someone tossing that badge around and call their bluff.  Realistically if you aren't prepared to take serious law enforcement action you shouldn't be carrying anything but a cell phone to try to be the best witness that you can be.  Good point Eisinger and thank you for your service.

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Eisinger says ...



I personaly think that if you are going to carry your badge off duty, you should carry your firearm. All you are doing is making yourself an unarmed target if you don't carry your firearm.



Before you start "Training us".....how bout an introduction??



He did an intro yesterday I believe


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I was mistaken, he did an intro  days ago

Posted 2 days ago


 

"Joined policelink last month just been checking it out. I have been in Air Force Security Forces for 5 years, I' ve worked Nuclear security,Combat Arms, Law Enforcement, Aircraft security, and Emergencey Services Team. Before the Air Force I was a Police Explorer in Nevada for 4 years."


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I don't know why one wouldn't carry their badge gun and ID off duty, concealed of course. The turds will know I'm the po-po when I want them to.


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TBaby says ...



Its odd....its his first post and he is telling us how we should be doing stuff



Your number of posts show how knowledgeable you are?  I thought LEO got more knowledgeable the longer you are in LE.  I'm just saying he may be a very knowledgeable person and just joined Police Link.  Who knows.

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TBaby says ...



Its odd....its his first post and he is telling us how we should be doing stuff



Your number of posts show how knowledgeable you are?  I thought LEO got more knowledgeable the longer you are in LE.  I'm just saying he may be a very knowledgeable person and just joined Police Link.  Who knows.



Well how does he give advice on a subject that does not pertain to him though. Not that I disagree with him, except for the fact that you shouldn't be advertising yourself as the police off duty anyway so you shouldn't be any more of a target than anyone else. Be armed, and be  identifyable when the time requires it.


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Costigan says ...



TBaby says ...



Its odd....its his first post and he is telling us how we should be doing stuff



Your number of posts show how knowledgeable you are?  I thought LEO got more knowledgeable the longer you are in LE.  I'm just saying he may be a very knowledgeable person and just joined Police Link.  Who knows.



Well how does he give advice on a subject that does not pertain to him though. Not that I disagree with him, except for the fact that you shouldn't be advertising yourself as the police off duty anyway so you shouldn't be any more of a target than anyone else. Be armed, and be  identifyable when the time requires it.



Agreed.

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TBaby says ...



Eisinger says ...



I personaly think that if you are going to carry your badge off duty, you should carry your firearm. All you are doing is making yourself an unarmed target if you don't carry your firearm.



Before you start "Training us".....how bout an introduction??



How in the heck is this guy "training" anyone?  Should be common sense.  Sounds like he's just another guy giving an opinion.

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These LEOs who want to run around with their academy t-shirts and police jackets etc...etc... off duty just kill me. When you see me on the street you're liable to do a terry stop on me I do that on purpose so I do not look like the police until I'm ready to play police.


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These LEOs who want to run around with their academy t-shirts and police jackets etc...etc... off duty just kill me. When you see me on the street you're liable to do a terry stop on me I do that on purpose so I do not look like the police until I'm ready to play police.



Sweet!

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I would say Eisinger makes an excellent point here.  I've personally witnessed many law enforcement officers carry a badge, usually in their wallet with their department identification, and haphazardly toss it around when they are pulling out their wallet.  They were often not in possession of their firearm at the time and anyone that was close could easily see that they were a police officer.  Generally this isn't a problem but all it takes is one time and the wrong person to see someone tossing that badge around and call their bluff.  Realistically if you aren't prepared to take serious law enforcement action you shouldn't be carrying anything but a cell phone to try to be the best witness that you can be.  Good point Eisinger and thank you for your service.



Well of course you're going to back him, he is one of two friends on your friends list.


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I would say Eisinger makes an excellent point here.  I've personally witnessed many law enforcement officers carry a badge, usually in their wallet with their department identification, and haphazardly toss it around when they are pulling out their wallet.  They were often not in possession of their firearm at the time and anyone that was close could easily see that they were a police officer.  Generally this isn't a problem but all it takes is one time and the wrong person to see someone tossing that badge around and call their bluff.  Realistically if you aren't prepared to take serious law enforcement action you shouldn't be carrying anything but a cell phone to try to be the best witness that you can be.  Good point Eisinger and thank you for your service.



Well of course you're going to back him, he is one of two friends on your friends list.


It's true. This guy makes a good point and has offered to become my friend. I guess I will I will back him>


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I would say Eisinger makes an excellent point here.  I've personally witnessed many law enforcement officers carry a badge, usually in their wallet with their department identification, and haphazardly toss it around when they are pulling out their wallet.  They were often not in possession of their firearm at the time and anyone that was close could easily see that they were a police officer.  Generally this isn't a problem but all it takes is one time and the wrong person to see someone tossing that badge around and call their bluff.  Realistically if you aren't prepared to take serious law enforcement action you shouldn't be carrying anything but a cell phone to try to be the best witness that you can be.  Good point Eisinger and thank you for your service.



 


So let me get this straight Mr. Moore: Because I have a real deal wallet that has my Badge and my ID card in it, if I am not armed, I am not taking Law Enforcement seriously?


So then that means that, according to your philosophy, everytime I leave my house and I am not carrying a firearm, I should have to go get my backup... WALLET? 


Are you insane? Mentally Challenged? Special? Short yellow bus?


If I am going to Blockbuster, I am not going to carry one of my firearms and I certainly am not going to have multiple wallets to have to use according to what my plan for the day is.


So, I guess that means I shouldn't drive any of my vehicles because they have Law Enforcement Plates. I guess that means I should always have long sleeve shirts on so nobody can see my 2 Law Enforcement Tattoos or my United States Marine Corps tattoo... hell... people might think that I am some sort of Cop Marine and Iraq has magically floated over to NJ.


*scratches head*


Hell... if we want to take it this far, I guess I should never take Lupo, my German Shepherd, out of the house, because people might know that I have this super friendly dog who has the ability to rip someones throat out on command?


You know what? To hell with it... I won't even drive ANY of my cars because i don't want people to know that I can afford to own a car because that will make them think I am a Trillionaire!


Matter of fact, I am going to go build myself a Fort at the top of the tallest tree on my property and live there forever... because you know, I don't want people to know that I am a real person who does real things, just like everyone else!!

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If you're going to carry your shield/ID off-duty, always and I emphasize ALWAYS carry concealed. Our agency requires us to also carry a pair of cuffs if we have the other two items on us (though many do not do it, unfortunately.)  All it takes is being in the middle of running a routine errand out on the town, then having some gun-toting methed-out perp walk up and demand your wallet before he becomes enraged in less than 2 seconds upon sight of your shield. A very sad example of this is the LA County deputy shot and killed a couple (? or more, have to look it up on the internet) years ago during a hold-up at the hair salon where his fiancee (also an LA deputy) was getting her hair done...the robber wanted everyone's wallet after cleaning out the till, the deputies did not have any off-duty weapons on them, and the perp shot the male deputy point-blank in the head. He also found out that the female was an LEO, but it seems his "gangsta creed" prevented him from shooting her as well, so instead she was left with her dying love in her arms. 


Friends will definitely pin the "Paranoid" label on you if they learn you always carry off-duty in your civies, but (unless you are consuming alcohol or are recovering from illness/surgery with powerful meds in your system) you would much RATHER have a fighting chance than a dying regret.


...just my two bits... 

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...not to mention, in this day and age of mentally-imbalanced/crazed/suicidal-by-cop small (but ever present) segment of the population out there, you just might be the one to save countless lives, including your own, when necessity demands it.  Example: the off-duty Ogden, UT officer enjoying dinner with his gf, who stopped the continued rampage of an armed and very disturbed Bosnian teenager inside the local mall.


It's kindof like an extention of the ol' Boy Scout motto:  Always be prepared.  (or, something like that...I dunno, I never made it past Cub Scout, LOL)


..sorry - just my two-and-a-half bits, I guess...

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Mitro,


I DO agree with what you are saying and I have one pair of handcuffs in each vehicles glove box. But my wallet has my shield and of course my ID, along with my credit cards, cash, etc. It is used as my wallet and of course my ID, for Instant Identification. I usually do CC. But if I am making a trip to Blockbuster to rent a movie or to rest a video game for my "Big Brother / Little Brother Adoption" I am not going to carry because it's 2 minutes away. If I am going to Shoprite to go food shopping, I am not going to carry.  if i am going to the gym, I am not CC'ing. You get my point. But with that said, I am always going to have my wallet on me.


I don't know of any LEO's, whether local, county, state Trooper or Federal that do not have a Badge and ID in their wallet.


But hey, whatever makes everyone happy!!

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