We (When I was a Deputy) never carried PR24s-nightsticks).. We DID have to get Pepper-Sprayed before we could carry that though :p and ASPs were just coming out when I left (and came here).. so no idea what training there is/was for that.
From what I see here on FR, not sure I would want to be an Officer anymore :/
Lots of cop-haters, aren’t there?
I’m lucky enough to live in an area where most LEOs still regard themselves as public servants, and carry out their duties accordingly.
That notwithstanding it amuses me to see the calls for magical hai karate nightstick moves.
It’s just like people who have never seen a firearm except in a movie wondering why policemen or civilians just don’t shoot the lunatic’s gun/knife/scissors out of his hand, or shoot out the tires on a speeding getaway car.
What’s more we often see (rightly, IMO) staunch defense offered by posters when a private citizen blows away a thug who threatens any kind of violence.