Re: Police Need Multi Tool Training
« Reply #125 on: June 19, 2019, 06:30:08 PM »
I am talking all officers world-wide. They can get partly the same training and education, and partly training that is tuned into their specific region and function. Officers in for example bush-land in South Africa, have partly different needs and challenges than officers in the business district of London.
interesting anology,and,since i'm from South Africa,i can offer some insight into some equipment and training.
there is practically zero budget for multi tool training and purchases,except by private purchase,in the South African Police Services.
i worked as a police reservist for a few years,and in that time,i saw only 1 officer carrying a multi tool on duty.
the majority of policepersons in South Africa do not carry additional,except issue gear [sidearm,cuffs,etc].
knives are not issued to regular SAPS officers.
1 of my friends is the unit commander for the local police search and rescue unit,he carries a Vic rescue tool,and Vic Swisstool.
he is the exception though,since he has devoted much of his life to training,at his own expense.
i will ask him the next time i see him,if others in the unit carry multitools.
ps we aren't "bushland".
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