Unusual Police Stuff

Here are a few things you might not associate with the boys and girls in blue.


Need more than one pistol, but only own one holster? No problem. Simply convert your .40 cal. Sig Sauer P229, P226, P239, or SP2340 to a Sig ,357 caliber with a quick barrel change. Likewise, you can convert a .357 Sig to a .40 caliber. The cost is $185 for the switch to .357, and $270 to go from .357 to .40. That’s nearly a third of the cost for a new Sig.


Swiss Army Knives’ Champ model features 29 functions, including a magnifying glass, scissors, pliers, and a saw blade. Perfect for that s[ecial Tactical Team member in your life. $60


Tactical flashlight for mounting on a Mossberg 400/590 Shotgun. Many police agenies issue the Mossberg brand. $220


Hat and patrol car Christmas tree ornament. $6.50


Police uniform for infants. $25


For when they grow up. $50


Flask $25


Hitch cover. $28


Rocking chair $150

6 replies
  1. D. Swords
    D. Swords says:

    SZ – I was going to say that yes, that seems excessive, and my guess is the dept. is awaiting the outcome of something, like a criminal charge or arbitrator’s ruling, but I did a little Googling and came up with the story of an Oakland, Ca. Capt. who has been off pending results of an FBI probe.

    Assuming this is the story of which you speak, it seems the Chief agrees with you, as he had ordered the man back to work.

    In any event, you now know some of the circumstances for which someone can be on “paid leave.”

  2. SZ
    SZ says:

    Thank you Lt Swords. I agree with the innocent till proven guilty part, however have to admit that paying a man for 10 months, on no duty, seemed excessive.

  3. D. Swords
    D. Swords says:

    Hello, SZ – allow me to jump in, if I may. Officers can be put on paid leave for a number of reasons. You may sometimes see this referred to as an “administrative suspension” or any number of other terms.

    Basically, it often means the agency has reason to believe an officer may be involved in conduct that could result in suspension or termination, but until an investigation is complete, the officer won’t be working. Like criminal defendants, officers are innocent until proven guilty.

    Often, officers may be taken off the street and assigned light duty work, depending on the severity of the issue and the circumstances involved.

    Most departmets put officers on paid leave or light duty when they have been involved in a shooting incident, even if it appears there was no wrongdoing. That is often done for the officer’s sake as well as the public’s

  4. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    Love the flask! But wouldn’t that be considered an ‘open container’??

    I had a Swiss Army knife like that once–forgot it was in my purse and it was taken at security at the airport. Now, some one at TSA has a really nice knife. . .

  5. sz
    sz says:

    That flask may get you in trouble !

    May I ask a different question. I see this from time to time. Why is an officer put on “paid leave” This was in the paper last night again where a man in Oakland is still under investigation and has been on paid leave for quite some time.

    Also, at what point in the day will you need to switch guns ? Cool trick though.

Comments are closed.