Friday, January 19, 2007

Officer Safety Site

From a reader, the following site contains a number of photos of weapons that everyone ought to be aware of. Are you going to run across them regularly? Probably not. But all it takes is once. Examples include a cigarette lighter knife:
a handcuff key as a jewelry cross:

a pen gun:

All in all, an interesting site.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

officer saftey? i have an idea. no more 2 hr lunches & 5 hr work days for certain units that want to go and hotdog on the south and west side and put em in "working" police districts.(yes i mean they can handle paper jobs too) that will free up the other cars. And they wonder why watch commanders, lock up keepers, even the beat cars dont care for them. go kick in the door somewhere, take off and whos to handle the beef? thats right the district. again i dont know how 2 hr lunches and 5 hr work days affect the hot spots. i dont say this to rip on anyone i respect any working copper who out to do the right thing. the beat cop isnt better then anyone nor is the tru, sat teams, tac, just saying put the man power where its needed. not taylor street/ corgans/ harlem & north isn't where the man power is needed for 2 hours. i get 30 mins and so should the next guy. if anyone is ever calling for help i know we are all on the way!!

1/19/2007 09:52:00 AM  
Blogger CalumetCopper said...

Thanks for posting this, SCC.

1/19/2007 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody wanna share with us any interesting undercover weapons they recovered? It might be interesting to hear what everyone has taken off Chicago's streets.

1/19/2007 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a knife shop in the Hip that sells all those toys to the gangbangers. Next street stop on one ask where he bought it. I just love the cobra sword cane!

1/19/2007 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take a close look at the loose change of an arrestee. There is a plastic handcuff key available that is about the size of a nickle. I'll send SCC a photo of one if I can find it.

1/19/2007 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the "Briefs".

1/19/2007 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI, I found a lipstick case with a 2 inch blade instead of lipstick. a couple of guys had alredy taken this woman into custody and I was doing the first search in th station lock up! They already had it in her property bag. Please be careful out there people and ladies when doing a search for someone else go through everything! Search seams in jakcets, coats, purses and open things, make sure you do a good job no matter how safe it looks.

1/19/2007 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm CFD & got family on your side of the line.

I've had patients (at least twice) who have pinned cuff keys into the seat of their underwear (accessible while cuffed hands behind back).

I'd hope that this is something they teach in the academy, but I figured a heads up anyway.

1/19/2007 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, this site is for real and you don't see too many guys responding to it. Usually the respondents have something to talk about how they're getting fucked by the the City of Chicago.

Anyway, SCC keep up the good work. I don't envy your job!!

1/19/2007 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1/19/2007 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've come across a pen knife while going through an arestees items. I twisted the center of the pen and the ball point came out an it wrote fine, then I pulled it apart and there was the knife. So, please don't take anything for granted remember "safety first".

1/20/2007 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once saw some shoes that become bombs on TV.

1/21/2007 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer safety issue in 009. I have read all of the bullshit written by my immature co-workers in the 009 District about the elite "B" Team. All of you have failed to address the only important issue involving the induction of this Team. Backup for officers assigned to Beat cars has come to a halt. Last night a fight on the street with possible shots fired on 911's Beat, the call was bonifide. No backup. A Beat car from the complete other side of the District had to be assigned to back them up.Thursday night, man with a gun call, bonifide. A foot chase ensues, no backup. The "B" Team apparently is not required to back anybody up except other Team members. Backup in 009 was always great. Since these changes have come, backup is non-existent for Beat cars. That is the real issue.

1/21/2007 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer safety, This dept is a dog and pony show when it comes to safety. How about the wonderful death trap vehicles we have to drive. This dept doest give a fuck about your safety,to them you are only a body nothing more.

1/22/2007 11:01:00 AM  

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