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 I currently work Loss Prevention at a retailer that will remain nameless.  We are completly hands-off, no chasing, no handcuffs (except for one pair in the office.)  We are not allowed to use handcuffs at all unless the person is in our office, we have told them to leave and they refuse and are combative and we have to do it as a means of self protection.  In all situations where someone is on the floor and is creating an issue, we are supposed to call the police and do our best to control the situation.  Even as we have direct communication to the police and mall security via radios, we have had a number of instances recently where I've been on the floor dealing with someone, wishing I had a pair of cuffs incase the situation goes that one step further.  My job is to protect myself, our customers and our employees, as well as company assets.  We are in a area where theft is high, and there is a lack of regard for authority.


SO, my question is, does anyone have a good solution for inconspicuous handcuff carry?


Right now I've started using a camera case (lowepro volta 20) that looks just like a phone case.  Cuffs fit in there nicely and I have a small pocket for carrying medical gloves.


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joeski458 says ...



 I currently work Loss Prevention at a retailer that will remain nameless.  We are completly hands-off, no chasing, no handcuffs (except for one pair in the office.)  We are not allowed to use handcuffs at all unless the person is in our office, we have told them to leave and they refuse and are combative and we have to do it as a means of self protection.  In all situations where someone is on the floor and is creating an issue, we are supposed to call the police and do our best to control the situation.  Even as we have direct communication to the police and mall security via radios, we have had a number of instances recently where I've been on the floor dealing with someone, wishing I had a pair of cuffs incase the situation goes that one step further.  My job is to protect myself, our customers and our employees, as well as company assets.  We are in a area where theft is high, and there is a lack of regard for authority.


SO, my question is, does anyone have a good solution for inconspicuous handcuff carry?


Right now I've started using a camera case (lowepro volta 20) that looks just like a phone case.  Cuffs fit in there nicely and I have a small pocket for carrying medical gloves. 


I think you already answered your own question. I even highlighted it for you in case you missed it. Anything outside of your employer's policies is setting yourself up for everything from termination, civil lawsuit, and possible criminal charges. No amount of merchandise is worth losing your job, assets, or freedom over.


I have a feeling your nameless employer would have a conniption fit if they found out you have been violating policy by smuggling cuffs in a camera case. Just sayin'....


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MH557 says ...



joeski458 says ...



  We are completly hands-off, no chasing, no handcuffs (except for one pair in the office.)  We are not allowed to use handcuffs at all unless the person is in our office, we have told them to leave and they refuse and are combative and we have to do it as a means of self protection.  In all situations where someone is on the floor and is creating an issue, we are supposed to call the police and do our best to control the situation. 


 


I think you already answered your own question. I even highlighted it for you in case you missed it. Anything outside of your employer's policies is setting yourself up for everything from termination, civil lawsuit, and possible criminal charges. No amount of merchandise is worth losing your job, assets, or freedom over.


I have a feeling your nameless employer would have a conniption fit if they found out you have been violating policy by smuggling cuffs in a camera case. Just sayin'....


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I have to agree with MH557. Leave the cuffs in your office.


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 Wiling to bet the nameless compay doesn't want an unlawful arrest charge placed against them if the incident arrises that a detained shoplifter is seen in handcuffs when law enforcement arises. I'd leave the hadcuffs in the office and refrain from using them. Let the police place the handcuffs on the individual and keep the liability off of you.


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Violation of policy =Discharge. I am not comfortable with the pic over your screen name. If a member does not read your profile information they may think you are a real cop.

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 Again, with the handcuffing, really?!?!?

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Why does this sound strangely familiar?  Just curious.... What state would this un-named retailer / employer happen to be in?

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Probably Ohio...they must have some very gung ho security officers!!  LOL

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I'm going to wager a guess and go with Minnesota. I'd maybe even narrow it down to the Stillwater area...