Yeah man, I've seen it, it's pretty crazy. I used to work security on a site where I was tromping through the woods on foot for 7+ miles a shift and thought I felt like infantry then...NYPD is pretty much carrying as much junk now as I used to.Take a good look at the uniform...it's getting close to what the average GI wears in Iraq
Absolutely true!I would have to disagree. On a nightshift standing footpost, or especially if they are trying to sneak up on someone in an alleyway or similar, they have a bright white container on their duty belt with NYPD in an oversized bright blue font. I would say that it would become a target.
I think its pretty common sense in the feild of law enforcment that you'll encounter germs, unsanitary situations. Why force cops to carry a white pouch on their all already packed belt, when a travel size sanitizer fits perfectly in any pocket.Trust this..they'll last 6 months, fall off, get broken, be given away etc etc.and the city will cut the money for the stuff and not replace the units. After the One PP gang all stop feeling good.. It will become a moot point as so many things do here.
Apparently, you don't know the theory of not being easily seen or heard. The key holder immediately behind the sanitizer is a perfect example. It is designed to keep the keys from jingling and to hide the keys from view, so that the bright metal doesn't catch light while the wearer is attempting to operate in a stealthy mode. In a dark alley or building, where the element of surprise might be the only advantage a cop has, a bright white item might give away their location, making it a liability to wear, and providing a targeting location, should someone wish to aim at them under less than perfect lighting conditions. Years ago, they started training officers to hold their flashlights off to their side when operating in dark conditions because people would target on the light. It may not be perfect, but the less you have that can catch light, the better off you are.In all seriousness. A uniformed NYPD cop would be recognizable as a cop in his uniform alone. A can of gel on his belt no more makes him a target than his service revolver, tazer, badge or patch would.