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Blue_line_max50

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My department is beginning to upfit the new Ford PI Utilities. I'm looking for information from experience with HALF cage VS. FULL cages. Pros and Cons.


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rkb66 says ...



My department is beginning to upfit the new Ford PI Utilities. I'm looking for information from experience with HALF cage VS. FULL cages. Pros and Cons.



Define Ford PI Utilities. And are you referring to the cage behind the driver seat?


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Sany0182_max50

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 Depends on how much your care about your prisoner. Full cage means more room for them as well as being able to transport more than one. 

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We have a mix of both half and full cages in our fleet. The pros are pretty much what you would expect. More room for gear, less chance of a prisoner kicking the window/divider, etc. The cons are larger prisoners, even those who are completely compliant, may not fit. This applies as much to the tall skinny guys as the heavy folks. And if somebody is on the fight, good luck shoving (*assisting*) them into the vehicle! Combative prisoners in any type of restrain device (WRAP, etc) can be difficult or impossible to shoe-horn into a half cage. Even simple things like buckling the seat-belt have to be addressed, either through re-routing or optional accessories.


My personal choice would be the full cage. Especially if you're talking about the new Ford SUV-type vehicles. The cargo space in the rear hatch area makes up for any extra room one would gain by utilizing a half cage.

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Half cages are dangerous.  A prisoner can escape from a half cage unit.  Use a full cage. If you use a half cage, do not ever leave your prisoner unattended, even for a brief moment.  They can push the front seat forward, bending the bench type seat into a "V" with their feet and crawl into the front seat area and escape or drive off in your police car if you have left it running. I have seen this happen on two different incidents.


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